Gorgeous 1940s Unlabeled Cotton Pique Red & Bright Floral Print Dress w Original Belt

This dress is wonderful and the cut of it is the perfection that you expect to find from this time period. It is made from a red cotton pique fabric that has a wonderful texture running through it. Onto this is a stunning floral print that is done in soft pastels ranging from yellows, blue and greens. These are placed over the entire dress with the floral pattern more densely applied around the neck and near the hem of the skirt. The colours are still crisp and true and the dress looks like it has been worn very little if at all. The design of the dress itself is stunning. The bodice is cut to skim over the body and the neckline has no collar but is gathered in and around the neck for subtle detailing.  Each sleeve is capped and has volume built in with gathering along the top. The waist nips in with seaming and how it is gathered into and along the front zipper. You can cinch in the waist even more with the belt. The belt itself is fabulous. It is covered in matching fabric and then the slip buckle is done in an early plastic in a red colour to match the dress. Below the waist the skirt is cut in a long lean line and then flares out as it reached the hem in that perfect swing skirt cut. This emphasizes the feminine curves of the dress perfectly. I love the slanted and top stitched pockets on each hip. One of the best forties dresses I have had in. Excellent condition

Unlined and closes with painted metal zipper at  the front. The belt has a slip buckle. Pockets on each hip. It looks to have been worn very little if at all 

Shoulders: 15"
Bust: to 18.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 14" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: to 20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 16" from top of shoulder to waist
Skirt: 32" from waist to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED

Item# D636

This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival.

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