This wonderfully slinky cold rayon abstract print dress in lipstick red and snow white features a massively gathered curved neckline, cuffed short sleeves, shoulder pads and comes with the original self-belt.
The skirt front is cut in one piece with three cleverly manipulated tucks on each side of the tummy from waist to hips. The busy print disguises this great design element, but it enhances the fit and flare aspect of this fun dress. The back of the skirt is princess seamed, and cut to add more flare and swing, too.
Label: Habern Original
This has a side metal zipper by Segal.
Measurements are those of a modern size 10, or medium:
Sleeve length: 12”
Shoulder point to shoulder point: 15.5”
Length from center back of the neck to the waist: 16.25”
Length from center back of the neck to the hem: 47.5”
80” sweep of hem
We can find no flaws to this, although some steaming could be helpful, it’s on the wrinkled side right now. Or, if you have a reliable dry cleaner near you, she would probably benefit from that (we don’t. our local dry cleaner has ruined a few garments of ours, so we cannot use them any longer).
Also, of note: the gathered collar along the neckline is something we’ve never quite seen before, I wonder if maybe at some time there were some decorative buttons set to the outer edges of it where there are a couple of little curved tabs on each side? Might be a way to add some contrasting color to it, or not.
This is on the sheer side; if worn with a red slip, that might add a nice pop, too!
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1940s Vintage Red White Slinky Cool Rayon Abstract Print Dress with Self Belt M