It's so delightful - and rare - in the States to find Mexican vintage that is not a tourist item, but more than likely actual fashion. This vintage 1950s dress is has both fantastic styling and is a wonderful textile - and it has home done cross stitch banding the hem. The motif is dancers in traditional dress, along with both cacti and palms. The dancers are repeated twice, but executed in different colors. The bodice is fitted, but features smocking around the bust and puffed peasant style sleeves, all trimmed with black lace. The top is sleeveless, closing up the front with pearly buttons. The skirt is a full circle, closing on the bias. The dress closes with a sturdy metal zipper.
Label: None Present, almost certainly homemade
Condition: Very Good
This dress is clean, crisp and bright! The elastic smocking in the sleeves has lost some elasticity but is still stretchy. I found one pin tip sized spot in the skirt, and see nothing else to note!