This early 1940s sailor dress is so, so special and rare - and so as is. I know it's a killer price, but please read the condition comments completely before clicking "buy it now!" It really is SUCh a charmer, in sturdy faille, with a proper sailor collar, sleeves darted for a perfect, squared shape, and the bodice a blousey fit, mimicking a two piece set. The waistband is defined, and the skirt has deep inset pleats. The belt, sleeves, collar and little pocket at all trimmed with triple rows of white twill ribbon. The dress closes on the side with a metal zipper.
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Condition: Good minus, very sturdy, but as is
This dress is clean and ready to wear. The medium blue faille has faded throughout, with areas that were hidden from the light still the original color (where the belt sits on the waist, the interior of the pleats, the arm pits, under the collar) and the rest being about two shades lighter, but not perfectly evenly - the fade you see in the photos is not a trick of the light, it's really there. The left side seam has been repaired by hand. There are scattered spots in the skirt, although they don't particularly stand out. This dress really is sturdy and wants to be worn, but is priced for less than one quarter of what I would price her at in perfect condition. I find no other issues to note!