Gorgeous 1950s Handpaninted Party Dress with Hawaiian Hibiscus in Red


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      Vintage 1950s dress is bold and striking! Unlike the other tropical pieces I'm offering, it's likely that this piece was embellished at home -maybe for a trip to the islands, or maybe just wishful thinking. It's a navy acetate frock, with a high simple neckline and sleeveless cut. The pinch pleated skirt is free with lots of room for a crinoline, and fished with a self-fabric flounce. The bodice as skirt decorated with hand painted hibiscus in red, green and gold. The painter's initials are signed at the back - "MCM" (sort of perfect, right?)  Closes with sturdy center rear zipper. 


      Bust: 38"
      Waist: 29"
      Hips: 66"
      Length: 47"

      Label: None Present
      Material: Acetate taffeta
      Condition: Good, as is

      My cleaner does not treat painted items, so I opted not to have this cleaned and instead did some minor spot treating by hand. There remains a couple very small spots on the bodice. More notable is the cluster of little pinholes at the right shoulder, from being worn repeatedly with a brooch, one of them is slightly frayed. There are two small holes at the furthest edge of the gold paint by the left arm opening. I interfaced a clean .75" cut above the waist. I find nothing else to note! It is priced low with flaws in mind. 
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