Vintage 1950s dress is absolutely killer in a lustrous, finely woven natural hue of silk. The silk has a vibrant print with dynamic colorway, featuring objets d'art that probably intended to be Japanese - there are vases and rolled scrolls, teapots and elegantly set tables, surrounded by colorful ribbons and vine, some with heart shaped leaves. Purple, black, teal and aqua, mustard, rose pink and grass green are bold on the warm, neutral ground. The bodice has a bandeau neckline. It was originally shirred, but at somepoint the shirring fell out, and the bust was then hand gathered in to cartridge pleats.The matching straps can be as a halter cross in front of the neck or behind. The skirt is a wrap sarong style with wide ties. It is styled with excess material to drape gracefully down the left side of the body. It closes with a sturdy metal side zipper.
Neckline circumference: 35.5
Bust: 39" (16.5" across the back, 22.5 around the front,good for large cups)
Hips: 40"-44" (due to sarong shape)
Length: 39" from bust +4" in hem
Label: None Present
Condition Very Good minus
This dress is clean and ready to wear. There is a spot on the piping by the bust that has a tiny spot of teal color travel. I find no other issues to note. As noted, the shirring had fallen out on the bust at some point, and subsequently was gathered by hand. I find no other issues to note!