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1950s Green Floral Print Cotton Louis Estevez Dress

This is a very pretty green floral cocktail dress by Louis Estevez that is really representative of his early work. Louis Estevez worked for Jean Patou for two years before starting his own label in 1955 and this really shows why women flocked to his atelier for both day and evening wear. It is impeccably constructed and cut so that it looks like you are wearing a chic little shell over a skirt but it is indeed a proper dress that just have clever and meticulous construction. I love the soft, watercolor feeling floral print that covers the dress in the perfect combination of green hues. The neckline is cut high and square at the front and back is scooped. The shell of the top sits over and interior voile under-dress attached to the skirt so it sits perfectly. I love the crushed velvet bow and banding around the waist that defines the shape and picks up the deeper color of the print on the dress. Below the velvet the skirt falls in a chic and simple A-line. It is just gorgeous. Excellent condition!

Fully lined in a soft green voile and the attached shell of the bodice is lined a a light muslin. It closes with a painted metal zipper at the side and the shell overlay closes with a combination of hook & eye and snaps. One shoulder closes with hook & eye as well. Hand finishes.

Bust: 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 13" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 19.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 16" from shoulder strap to waist
Skirt: 22.5" from waist to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED

Item# DD2592

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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