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Vintage 1940s? 1970s? Maxi Dress - SPECTACULAR + Rare Cherry Embroidered White Cotton Birdseye Pique Full Length Princess Gown w Circular Hem Size XS - S

Regular price $348.00 AUD
Regular price Sale price $348.00 AUD
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Utterly gorgeous vintage dress is difficult for me to date. It's definitely vintage and the pattern is similar to a 40s summer gown, but somebody yoiked the original center rear zipper and replaced it with a more modern one. The zipper definitely was replaced; they used pale orange stitching, hidden during wear. There were a lot of quality pieces in the 1970s inspired by the 30s and 40s! 

The beautiful, well-constructed vintage dress you see is what you get! 

Princess-seamed, she has convertible straps that hook/snap into place, a fitted waist, and a truly voluminous skirt with a deep hem.

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•Fabric(s): a high quality birdseye cotton pique, fully embroidered with red cherries!

•Closures: rear zipper, hooks, snaps

•Designer/Labels: no

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


About a modern S; please allow room for fit/ease!

Bust (underarm area measured flat, then doubled) to about 34"/taut 35" 

Waist about 26"/taut 27"

Hips full

Shoulder to waist area about 17 1/2" (can be easily adjusted higher or lower)

Shoulder to hem about 53" and has a deep 7" hem


Great vintage shape. At least 40+ years old.

A minor trace of toning along underarm rims, not seen during wear. Some faint make-up (?) discoloration on the INSIDE of rear bodice facing fabric, hidden inside dress. The rear zipper is a later replacement (as described) and is missing a metal eye for its hook. There's a tiny and faint trace mark on a rear gore of the skirt, found only if spread flat and searched.

Gown is heavy and shipping reflects this.


Our pieces are true vintage with a history and a past life, not newly made reproductions. Minor signs of previous use and age are normal and expected for all true vintage pieces. Flaws and issues are carefully noted/photographed, and our detailed photos give you a good idea of the look of each garment. We're happy to answer any questions you might have to help you with online purchasing.

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Vintage is sold as-is and all sales are final. All vintage garments will show signs of previous wear and use, including deadstock and unworn pieces. We take extra care to note and/or photograph any imperfections we find. You can read our thousands of happy reviews on Etsy and eBay for an idea of the quality and high standards we strive to keep.



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