This is a 1950s era dress made of either white organdy or organza with embroidered threadwork and eyeleting above the waist. Organdy and organza are very similar - organdy is made either of cotton or nylon while organza is made of silk, polyester or rayon. I think that this is made of cotton, which would make it organdy, but it is possible that it is made of rayon, which would make it organza. In any case, the fabric is crisp and semi transparent. The dress was posed with a peach coloured slip, but no slip is included - you can experiment with different coloured slips to create different effects. The dress has short sleeves with a rounded high set neckline. There are decorative rhinestone studded plastic buttons down the front bodice. The skirt is cut full, gathered in tiny pintucks under the waistline, so falls in drapes. The dress does up the side with a metal zipper.
Sizing: No size is indicated, and although this should fit a medium size, please note the following measurements for fit, taking into account the style of the dress:
Shoulders: 15 1/2” across, from one shoulder seam to the other
Sleeves: 7 1/2” long from the shoulder seam
Bust: 38” around, taken at the underarms
Waist: 30”/31” around
Hips: 44”, full, meant to fall loosely
Length: 46” long, measured flat
Condition: It is in very good condition with no wear, tear, stains or odors - the bottom button on the bodice is missing its rhinestone, but this is hardly noticeable. Otherwise, this dress looks to have seen little use and was well stored over the years.
This is a lovely 1950s era summer dress, very pretty and light!