The dress is the hight of WWII efficiency. I did a lot of piecing of the fabric on this garment (The most obvious area is at the shoulders, pictured). The fabrics are an amazing high quality wool crepe. A deeb brick red, and a lovely cream. The accent wool is a weave that has flecks of both colors in it.
The fit of this dress is high neck with a zipper running down the front bodice. Because there is not excess fabric at the front so the zipper does not drape, the front might feel short. It's not, it's just exact. There is also a size zipper so you can easily get in and out of this dress.
The skirt has slight side gathers and back gathers. The drape of this crepe is amazing!
The dress should be dry cleaned.
The dress will fit a lovely stout gal who is 48 bust 40w 48 hip. The belt is a tie belt.
Please ask any and all questions prior to purchase.