Vintage 1950s Dress - New Look Perfection! Navy Cream Polkadot Silky Cocktail Party Princess Dress Size S to M
•Highlights: princess seams; ruched sleeves; full skirt; rear scoop; Basque waist at rear
•Fabric(s): silky -- I think it's cold rayon rather than true silk, somewhat unusual to be found this far post 1940s
•Closures: rear metal zipper
•Designer/Labels: none found, but appears commercially made with wide pinked interior seams
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About a modern S to smaller-waisted M; please allow room for fit/ease!
Bust (underarm area measured flat, then doubled) to about 37"
Waist about 27"
Shoulder to hem about 43" and has 1 1/2" hem
Sleeves about 13" long
Very good vintage shape, presents beautifully despite minor signs of her age. Cleaned. 60+ years old.
To note: subtle creaminess to the polkadots from age, and 2-3 stray marks on skirt polkadots, only seen if fabric is gone over inch by inch. Faint toning tucked under arms, also hidden during wear. Tiny hole (size of a grain of uncooked rice) at rear side neckline by shoulder, would disappear if fused from inside but doesn't seem to compromise dress, regardless. Dress is stunning, as shown!
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