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♛The Details

Adorable late 1940s sundress ensemble! Crisp white cotton pique paired with soft cotton in tones of chambray blue and berry pink. Sundress has bombshell princess seamed bodice with ties over each breast, wide sundress straps, a nipped waist, and a very full skirt with lovely mitered stripes. Cropped bolero jacket coordinates perfectly.

Closes with back metal zipper.

Designer label is Margo Walters.

Shown in some images with a light crinoline to display the fullness of the skirt, not included.

All accessories (belts, jewelry, crinolines, pins, etc.) are for style inspiration only unless indicated.

♛The Measurements

About a modern size M, maybe up to a smallish L.
Bust: 38", has room to fit a bit more through the bust cups if needed.
Waist: 29"/snug 30"
Hips: Full/Free.
Length of bodice, shoulder to waist seam: 17 1/2"
Skirt, waist to hem: 30"
Bolero, center of back collar to hem: 19"

♛The Condition

Good vintage shape, displays beautifully as you can see. This set has some small flaws that I don't feel detract from its beauty; I would keep it if it fit me. Price is adjusted to reflect the flaws. Just above the hem on the front skirt, there are three faint tan spots, one the size of a pea and the other the size of beans. The back lower skirt has four very faint spots, one the size of a dime, and the other three about the size of BBs. The back bodice has a freckle of rust, and there are two more small rust spots at the very edge of the back bodice at the side seam. The bolero is in excellent shape; there are small buttonholes on each side of the lapel that may have once had strips of fabric to tie it closed (guessing; to match the shoulder ties on dress). This dress set has been carefully hand-washed, and it's bright and clean -- the white is very bright! It's pressed and ready to wear.

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1940s 1950s Dress - TWIST OF FATE Vintage 40s 50s Blue White Designer Cotton Party Sundress and Bolero Jacket m l


Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1950s
  • Materials: cotton, metal zipper
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Feedback: 1743 reviews
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