This dress is late 1940's to early 1950's. Fabric is a velveteen deep purple and has square buttons up the front, but snaps run under to close the dress. It has a zipper up one side. It has a really unusual neck line as you can see from the photos. Sleeves are 3/4 length. Measurements are bust 32 inches and waist is 27 inches, hip up to 35". Length from shoulder to hem line is about 39 inches. There are loops for a belt, but I have none for this dress, I'm sure you could fine one that looks lovely. Condition is good, has a couple very small and lightly discolored spots on the bodice and one button has some scratches on it. An adorable dress in very wearable condition!