GREEN 40s BUSHY FLORAL RAYON BIAS CUT DRESS - L / VOLUP
Fantastic dark green 40s cold rayon dress with a big bushy floral print in white and grey. Bodice has a high square neck and and wide batwing style short sleeves with a gathered band that curves down from the neckline to the underarm. Small pleated gathers finish off the neckline. Waist is fitted and has three decorative overlapping triangular panels to the front. Bias cut skirt with a very generous full a-line fit. Side metal zipper to fasten. Label is Toni Karen.
The dress is not labeled with a size but fits approx like a Large. For your best fit please refer to the measurements.
Chest: 38" stretches to 40" tight
Waist: 32" stretches to 34" tight
Shoulder to waist: 17.5"
Shoulder seam to shoulder seam:
Sleeve from underarm to cuff:
Length: 45.5" (may fit shorter as the bias cut stretches on the width)
(There is a 2.5" hem on this)
-Small darned repair to the back shoulder, hides quite well in the print. One tiny fray hole to the underarm on the sleeve, see photo.
-Some tiny tiny little spots of wear in the rayon in a handful of places, but these are so slight they aren't noticeable or detract when worn. Some faint smudges on the shoulder, I've not had this dry cleaned and these look like they will lift in a dry clean.
-N.B - on the hanger the skirt hem length looks slightly dipped to the centre and shorter to the sides. When the bias stretches this evens out somewhat but length and fit is slightly dependent on how this fits the wearer. I do think this is the original hem, so this may be intentional cut this way to allow for the bias.