Vintage early 1950s day dress in a gorgeous raspberry pink taffeta with an iridescent blue sheen. It has a shirtwaist fit with short-nap black velveteen buttons. There is a snap placket at the waist and two more buttons below the waist which are mostly hidden by the pleats. 3/4 length tapered Dolman sleeves and attached shoulder pads. Side pockets with pointed cuffs. Not lined. In very good condition. It has a few pin holes at the waist and a couple lost in the drape of the skirt. There is one tear about an inch long on the lower right side a few inches above the hem. There is a little faint discoloration at the neckline/lapel which, along with the tear would likely be remedied by a dry cleaner and seamstress. All of these are shown in the last photo.
No tags, this dress was bespoke or home sewn. Please refer to measurements in inches taken while laying flat and doubled where appropriate.
Bust - 36-38 inches (91.44 cm) - possibly a little more given the Dolman sleeve shape
Waist - 28 inches (66.04 cm)
Hips - Free
Length from shoulder to waist - 16 inches (40.64 cm)
Length from shoulder to hem - 47 inches (119.38 cm)
Sleeve length from edge of collar to cuff - 23 inches (58.42 cm)
Shoulders across back, from outside edges of each shoulder pad - 16 inches (40.64 cm)
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