Late 30s / early 40s long black floral evening dress in black with a flower print in cream, green, red, pink, yellow, grey and dusky blue. Bodice has a big quite structured gathered shawl / ruffle collar and sleeveless design with an open slit back which is backed with a panel. Fitted waist which sits quite high with a matching wide seamed cinch belt with covered buckle. Long skirt sewn in four panels and softly flared towards the hem with a slightly dipped length/fishtail to the back. Side metal zipper to fasten. Fabric is quite lightweight and silky to touch, possibly a silk synthetic/rayon. Falls beautifully. No labels, feels like a handmade piece.
The dress is not labeled with a size but fits approx like a XS and fit is on the petite side so would best suit a short waisted lady. For your best fit please refer to the measurements.
Fit on model: fits as shown
Waist: 27" stretches to 31"
Hip: up to 38"
Shoulder to waist: 15" (this comes up a bit shorter when worn as the bodice stretches on the width)
Good condition, not pristine and sold as is:
-Some signs of wear and unpicked stitches around the side zipper that are a little bit untidy but not too noticeable when worn, specially with the belt. Some resewn seams internally around the waistband, though this is nothing noticeable when worn.
-Small darn patch repair to the back of the skirt, see photo.
-I've hand laundered this, but it still has some faint marks that haven't come out, there is a bit of discolouration/slight yellowing to the side of the collar and the modesty panel at the back slit is a little bit grubby. Some very very faint marks to the skirt, that I don't think you would see when worn. All in all nothing very noticeable.
Priced to reflect condition.