50s formal cotton dress in a dusky vintage blue with a large black feather print. Bodice has boning to the front and a folded trim to the sweetheart neck, which dips into a deep V in front with a gathered modesty panel underneath. Wide ruched shoulder straps. Waistline has a dipped v design and rolled trim and skirt is very full. Back metal zipper to fasten. No labels. Dress is unlined except for the front of the bodice. Possibly handmade.
Dress is pictured with a petticoat which is not included in the sale.SIZE
The dress is not labeled with a size but fits approx like a S-M. For your best fit please refer to the measurements.
Fit on model:
Waist: 28" to 29" stretched very taut
Shoulder to waist: 15"
(There is a short hem on this)
Good condition. Presents very well, internally some signs of alteration and wear, but this is not very obvious when worn:-Some signs of alteration: Boning to the side seams have been taken out, but it doesn't effect the wear or fit. It also looks like the shoulder straps have been taken up slightly as there is a machine seam across the shoulder. Not noticeable unless scrutinizing internally. I also think this has been rehemmed.
-Slight discolouration on the bust flap, but this is not very easy to see when worn.
-One small area to the side seam where fabric is a bit lighter and some signs of an old seam that has been unpicked, so this was possibly taken in slightly, but only one one side, see photo.