Beautiful Horrockses fashions summer dress in a lovely yellow, cream, pale olive green and grey floral print with contrsting yellow stripes. Fitted bodice with a square neckline and short sleeves. Waistline nips the silhouette in and the skirt has a dropped waist panel with small loops (possibly originally had a band going through, but sadly this is no longer with the dress). The skirt falls freely from the dropped waist down with a lovely generous fullness. Back metal zipper to fasten.
Dress is pictured with a petticoat which is not included in the sale.SIZE
The dress is labeled a size 12 but fits approx like a XS, I would err on the side of caution with the measurements as this is a little bit snug to get into as the zipper is a little bit on the short side at the dropped waist. For your best fit please refer to the measurements.
Fit on model: as shown (very tight fit)
Dropped waist: 38"
Shoulder to waist: 16"
Shoulder to dropped waist: 22"
(There is a 3" hem on this)
Very wearable condition, but quite a well-loved piece, which is a little bit as is with some visible wear and alterations and priced accordingly, please note the following and check the photos for details.
-Some alterations: zipper has been replaced but with an original vintage zip, there is a slight misalignment at the bottom of the zip, see photo. Neckline has been widened slightly and hem has been taken up, there is still quite a generous hem left but some length has been cut off and the hem and the 3" hem left has a very small (2") area of faint shadowy marks. (can't be seen when worn but noting in case you wanted to let this down). None of this is particularly noticeable when worn.
-Slight straining to the two vertical waist seams in front.
-Small fix to the corner of the underarm gusset at the back, not very obvious when worn. See photo. -One small pen tip sized black spot by the neckline, this hasn't budged when cleaned/spot treated so may not come out.
-Originally must have come with a belt or band around the dropped waist but this is no longer present, only the loops are there. You could unpick these or add a cotton band.