1950s Vintage Floral Print Summer Dress
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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)
ABOUT VINTAGE CLOTHING SIZES
Vintage clothing sizes run smaller than modern clothing sizes and there is no industry standard sizing chart for modern women's clothing. When purchasing vintage clothes, it is important to know your own true body measurements and compare those to the garment measurements provided. Please take a moment to review this chart on how to take your own body measurements, so you can correctly determine if this item will fit you. Be sure to always leave several inches between your measurements and the garment measurement for proper fit and ease of movement. Returns due to improper fit will not be approved.