1950s Vintage Purple Embroidered Cotton Day Dress
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Adorable! Vintage 1950s summer dress in a purple-pink cotton with white embroidery on the bodice and pockets. Gathering at the shoulders and turned cuffs. There is a pleat in the front center and a back metal zipper. Not lined. In excellent condition apart from one very faint round watermark on the upper back, shown in last photo.
No tags, this dress was likely home sewn. There is no stretch to this fabric. Please refer to the measurements listed below, taken while laying flat and doubled where appropriate.
Bust - 36 inches (91.44 cm)
Waist - 28 inches (71.12 cm)
Hip - 38 inches (96.52 cm)
Length from shoulder to hem - 34.5 inches (87.63 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.