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Vintage Rayon Rose Print Dress

Shipping is not included in the cost of the dress, it is extra.

This dress is a medium heavy crepe rayon. The fabric clings and swings and falls in perfect fluid folds, it bounces back and is just the kind of fabric that holds its own all day. The attention to detail separates vintage clothing from the modern dress.

The dolman shape sleeve has seams top and under the arm. The light colored purple buttons are original to the dress. Each sleeve cuff has 2 buttons. The 6 button front closing are decorative, the real closings are hooks and eyes under the buttons. The waist line seems set high (of the era), length from shoulder to waist is 15 inches. Check measurements for size. The hem looks like it was hand sewn. There have been adjustments to this dress but they are well done, and cannot be seen on the exterior of the dress. The dress is in wonderful condition.

There are diamond shaped patches (gussets) under each arm (see photo). I read it was common practice in the 1950's for reinforcement for the seams, there is no damage underneath. The dress could be from the 1950's, though to me the rose print pattern and the style looks very 1940's, maybe an overlap of styles.

The hem of this dress like other pieces of this era is shaped for maximum swing and drape. If you have ever hemmed something of this era, it is not a straight line. Altering this dress (talking about the hemline) should only be done by someone very experienced with cutting and draping. It is not easy to shorten this kind of hem, consult an expert. Or pull your hair out in frustration.

Size and fit guide:
• Definitely fits up to size 8
• TOTAL length from shoulder to skirt hem 43-44"
• Sleeve length 9 1/2" measured from top of shoulder
• Circumference of waist 32"
• Shoulder to seam at waist 15"
• From seam at waist to hem of skirt 28"
• Across chest 17"
• Skirt is 4 panels, side seams/center front and center back seams, skirt flare front at bottom is 70" total 140"

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  • Vintage item from the 1940s
  • Material: rayon
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Feedback: 36 reviews
  • Favorited by: 17 people