Lovely late 1940s to early 1950s New Look day dress in an aqua blue, rust red, and brown floral striped print. It has a fitted waist and dolman sleeves with ruching and turned cuffs. Accordion style micro pleats below the waist at the upper portion of the skirt. There is a side metal zipper. Not lined. This dress is in excellent condition.
There are no tags, this dress may have been home sewn. Made of rayon acetate. There is absolutely no stretch to this fabric, and even with a side zipper, you will need to wiggle the waist past your shoulders. Also note the sleeve circumference at the cuff is very small.
Please refer to the measurements listed below, taken while laying flat and doubled where appropriate.
Bust - 38 inches (96.52 cm) - Potentially a tiny bit more given the bodice shape
Waist - 28 inches (71.12 cm)
Hip - Free
Length from shoulder to hem - 46 inches (116.84 cm)
Sleeve circumference at the cuff - 11 inches (27.94 cm)
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