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Adorable day to cocktails dress with a surprisingly saucy low cut neckline under the pie-notched wide collar. The bodice is fitted, with a nipped waist, and slender skirt. Love the (always highly flattering) wide midriff waist with oversize faux pearl buttons on the big tab, giving the dress a distinct sailor/nautical feel, along with the wide collar.
Under the wide waistband are two sets of pleats on the skirt that release open, and a kick pleat on the back.
Very Mad Men chic, although I can't think of a current character whose style it is. Not Betty, a bit Joan but not exactly. Hmm, they need a new sexy Audrey Hepburnesque character ;)
Label: None remaining
Era: Early 1960s
Fabric: Appears to be a silk blend Shantung, that is satin-backed on the interior
Fastenings: Long back metal zipper with hook and eye
Size marked: None, approximately a modern U.S. size 2/4. Fits my size 4/6 French form a bit too snugly
The Measurements: 36 inches bust, 26 waist, 36 hips, 15.5 shoulder to shoulder, 8 sleeves, 15 mid shoulder to waist, 40 mid shoulder to hem.
Need help figuring out if it will fit you? Just click on the Contact link at the bottom and I'll be happy to help. (I'll be honest with you if I don't think it'll fit.)
The Condition: Very good. No tears or stains, metal zipper glides smoothly, everything's intact. Just a small difficult-to-see hole on the top of the kick pleat, which doesn't show through because it's backed by fabric and since the fabric is slubbed anyway, it's not noticeable. There's the slightest hint of iron shine in a few spots, which you can see at the bottom hem of the kick pleat in the last shot. Also a tiny bit of it on the tip of the right side of the collar pie-wedge. All very minor, but I do make an effort to be complete describing condition.
The Shipping: Delivered by Audrey Hepburn doing a sailor impersonation, I mean Priority mail, within the U.S. size ; International First Class to Canada, and International First Class to Everywhere Else.
Yoohoo, International buyers! Your country may charge you customs fees on your purchase, which you're responsible for paying. Just so you know ahead of time and aren't unpleasantly surprised :)