Fab little 50s sun dress in a white cotton with small black polka dots and yellow flowers. Hem and bust is finished in a bright paisley border pattern in red, yellow, green and black. Drop waisted snug fitted bodice with an attached half belt to the back to cinch the bodice in and a dropped waistband that sits on the upper hip. Bust has a double layered design with a peekaboo paisley underlayer and a petal style overlayer finishing on the middle of the breast, giving it a slightly shelfy fit. Thin shoulder straps. Very full midi skirt. Back metal zipper to fasten. No labels, but definitely a commercially made dress. Great bright summer colors. Really beautiful.
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 Small. For your best fit please refer to the measurements.
Fit on model: fits as shown
Chest: 33" to 34" taut
Waist: 28" (can be cinched in a bit with the half belt)
Dropped waist: 33"
Shoulder to waist: 16"
Shoulder to dropped waist: 20"
(There is a 1.5" hem on this)
Good condition with some signs of alteration.
-This had been let out at the back by the zipper and to the side seams but has been restored to it's original size. Internally there are some handsewn internal seams to the double layered bodice becuase of this and the zipper is an original metal zipper but a replacement. But none of this is noticeable when worn, only when closely scrutinizing construction, so does not detract. Internally it also looks like the straps have been adjusted in length at some point as they are stitched on inside with a machine seam on the outside, rather than concealed into the construction. Again this isn't anything noticeable when worn.
-Some minor fade to the paisley print, nothing very obvious.
-I also think the skirt may have originally had very fine pleats, but these have worn out slightly.