This vintage 1940s dress, lovely in printed rayon crepe is the sort of thing that used to be my bread and butter - but they have become harder and harder to find, especially in good condition. White and grey daisies along with pretty pink tulips bloom on a black ground, with bright grass-green leaves. The neckline is high, the shoulders shirred to create soft draping. The sleeves are a sophisticated style, open on top and casually draped under the arm. A cascade of shirred self fabric makes a tiered waterfall from the the right hip, a perfect finish to the wrap style skirt. This beauty closes on the side and at the neck with metal zippers. It still has the original self-fabric belt.
Hips: 39" flat, plus a couple inches additional room due to wrapped cut
Label: None Present
Condition: Good plus
This dress is clean and ready to wear. There is a 3/8" seam pop on the edge of the neckline I only just noticed. There is 1" of the zipper that was stitched down by hand in the past, but this is only visible on close inspection. On the left underarm, there is a faint line of yellowing through some of the daisies - it is not seen when worn due the draped styling. There is the FAINTEST little shiny spot on the far right side - about 7" below the waist and 2.25" from the side seam - I almost missed this, it's so mild. The belt has yellowed slightly. This dress looks positively stunning on, and is very sturdy and bright without fading or weakness.