1950s Saks Printed Cotton Sarong Dress

The cotton on this dress is that wonderful soft, polished cotton that you only find in upper end vintage pieces it seems. It is screened with a tropical print in lush yellows and oranges. The bust is shaped and it has a built in bra with the old fashioned hook and grommet on an elastic band fastening at the back that sits under the outer bodice. The straps of this gem are ingenious - they are doubled and then stitched to form little loops. This allows you to attach them to the buttons hidden at the back and to wear them a few different ways. You can also tuck them and wear it strapless! I love the gathered bust detail on the bodice and the skirt is a faux wrap. I have styled it with a crinoline underneath so you can see how full it can go! (crinoline not included). It is a wonderful dress and in excellent condition!

Bust: 16" flat across the back from side seam to side seam, approx A-B cup
Waist: 11" flat across the back from side seam to side seam, un-stretched
Hips: free
Bodice length: 16" from shoulder straps to waist seam
Skirt length: 24" from waist seam to hem

The bodice of the dress is fully lined in cotton, the skirt is unlined. Inset elastic panels will allow it to adjust in size by approx an additional 1-2" from those listed for the bust and waist. It closes with a back painted metal zipper.

Modern Sizing equivalent: XS-SML (2-small 6)

Item# D219

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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