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I'm just adoring the almost nautical style of this curve hugging frock. This vintage 1950s navy rayon dress can speak for itself (see the last photo) - but it hardly needs to, when it has this massive, crisp white pique collar to do the work for it! The construction is striking. A shelf-bust effect is created by four deep pleats at each side of the bust, above an almost dirndl like, curving mid-waist. There is a faux button placket - the buttons do nothing, the dress zips up the back! But they're awfully cute. There's pockets - I love it when a dress has pockets! - and partial lining in the skirt. The interior grosgrain waistband shows the quality of the dress. There are no labels present. A fantastic 1950s piece.


Bust: 38"
Waist: 27"
Hips: 42"
Length: 46"

Condition Very Good
Upon close inspection, I found three lightish spots at the upper edge of the back of the dress, as if from drips, or perhaps something in drycleaning. These are very subtle as they are, and are most conveniently completely covered when the collar is worn. I find no other issues to note!

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Vintage 1950s Dress - Fantastic Navy Rayon Wiggle Dress with Optional Massive White Button on Collar


  • Vintage item from the 1950s
  • Material: navy rayon
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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