1950s Dress - Claire McCardell 1958 Clothes by Townley Woven Tapestry Day Dress


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Vintage from the 1950s



Vintage 1950s dress by the reigning queen of chic simplicity, Claire McCardell. McCardell's designs are timelessly stylish and wearable, made of excellent materials and beautifully crafted. This dress is no exception, in a woven, textural blend that consists of rayon and cotton. .The tapestry print is rich and very detailed, a rarity for McCardell's designs. Her penchant for simplicity shows in the cut. The neckline is squared, the sleeves bracelet length and the skirt pleated at each side. A long self-fabric tie is worn wrapped at the waist. This beauty closes on the side with a sturdy metal zipper.


Bust: 35.5"
Waist: 25.5"
Hips: 41"
Length: 41" +3 at hem.

Label: Claire McCardell Clothes by Townley
Material: Rayon and Cotton
Condition: Very Good minus

This dress is freshly dry cleaned and pressed and wears beautifully. I find no issues to note - it is sturdy and beautiful.

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