This gorgeous red satin brocade fit and flare shirt waist dress is labeled "made in Hong Kong" and as a size "16."
It comes with it's original belt, which is contoured to shape around the body nicely, and is made with exotic knotted buttons.
Measurements are more like a contemporary medium, or size 10:
waist ~ 28" (however, the belt ranges from 29.75" up to 32")
116" sweep of hem
11" sleeve/turn to cuff
17.25" long from center back of the neck to the waist
43" long from center back of the neck to the hem (this has a classic 4+ " deep hem)
The back bodice has a yoke, which makes for a nice fit, and reinforces the "shirt waist" look even more.
This is in very, very good condition, with the only exception being that the the underarms are wrinkled; we cannot detect any odor or staining, though. Unfortunately, our dry cleaners recently ruined a few garments of ours, so we are not comfortable taking anything in to them again. Most likely, the wrinkles will steam right out.
Belt details: it is 1 and 3/8" wide. quilt stitching. There are notches at 29.75", 30.5", 31.25" and 32".
We love to wear these fancy fabric shirtwaists for cocktail parties, receptions, and of course, it's perfect for Viva Las Vegas
(or other rockabilly) weekenders.
We are a member of The VFG, The Vintage Fashion Guild.
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