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Charming vintage 1950s 50s sundress.

✧ custom made -- one of a kind!
✧ sheer cream + tan checkered cotton organdy with tiny flourescent orange, green, + black accents
✧ pucker stitched bodice creates a scalloped shape texture
✧ straps fasten in front with large brown buttons
✧ “mystery buttonhole” at center of bust would be perfect for a ribbon + bow!
✧ gentle pleating at waist for added shape + fullness of the skirt
✧ fastens up the side with a covered metal zipper

I truly adore this dress, and I can’t help but wonder what that “mystery buttonhole” at the center of the bust was meant for! Perhaps there was once a tie that looped over the neckline and through the hole to be knotted or tied in a bow, which would add a gathering effect to the bust. At any rate, I think this dress would look marvelous with a ribbon strung through and used that way! Perfect for even the hottest of summer days, this lightweight dress will have you looking chic and keeping cool all at once (which is quite the task, no?) Lovely with simple flats or espadrilles, this piece is one that you are sure to find yourself reaching for again and again this summer, and all along well into the Fall!

This beautiful dress was custom made over 50 years ago and is in phenomenal condition -- it is truly a treasure and one of a kind! There is not another one like it in all the world!!

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♥ details + measurements

Best fits: xs, s
Label: none; custom made
Fabric: cotton organdy
Bust: 33 - 34 in.
Waist: 26 in.
Hips: free
Straps: 14 ½ in.
Length of bodice without straps: 11 in.
Length of skirt without straps: 27 in.
Total length without straps: 38 in.

Excellent vintage condition with no significant stains, tears, or visible mends. There are some extremely faint age spots (yellowing) on the skirt, that due to placement, faintness, and color are not at all noticeable unless you really look for them. There is one darker spot on the side of the skirt that is more easily visible, although it is not at all eyecatching. A couple of pinprick size spots on the bodice that are basically invisible (I am just really, really thorough.) Otherwise absolutely perfect!!

♥ shipping

United States $10.00 Priority
Canada $8.00 First Class | $26.00 Priority
Everywhere Else $12.00 First Class | $40.00 Priority

Insurance is included in all shipping charges.

Dear International Friends: the default shipping is set to First Class, but if you would prefer Priority at the rate listed above, simply convo us to let us know, and we will send you a Paypal invoice for the additional shipping charge.

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Rebecca Emily Darling

1950s dress / 50s dress / Tan and White Checkered Sundress with Large Buttons


  • Vintage item from the 1950s
  • Material: cotton organdy
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Feedback: 586 reviews
  • Favorited by: 8 people