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.
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.