The glorious salmon-coral hue of this late 1930s dress is hard to capture. A very pink leaning coral-orange, it tended to blow out in camera - that's merely the lighting, there's no fade! The details of this dress are elegant, and I'm inclined to say that it was shortened from being a gown in the 30s to a dress in the 1940s. The sleeves are full length. The neckline is unique - a sweetheart shape that is a surplice, with gathers along the diagonal yoke. Shirring creates a ruched effect down the center front. Top either side, detailed trapunto work in a floral patter is punctuated with brass studs. The same detail accents each hip. The front of the bodice is bias cut, as is the skirt. The dress closes with a replacement zipper, a modern invisible zipper. A striking, flattering design that you'll truly enjoy accessorizing.
Label: None Present
Condition: Good, as is
This dress is clean and ready to wear. This wears absolutely beautifully and is quite sturdy. It is flawed in minor ways. As noted, the dress has probably been shortened. The hem is machine finished with no selvage. Where the left side of the yoke has shirred gathers, the gathers are looser on the right - I assume this handmade, and that is an adaptation for having not quite enough fabric. A few studs seems to be missing, based on the pattern. There's little snags by the right yoke that seem to be from being regularly worn with a brooch. There's a bit more of this sort of snag to the back left side close-ish to the zipper. There is a scuff at the back right side, and a small repaired hole in the back of the skirt, along with two faint spots. This looks amazing when worn, and the flaws don't stand out.