1960s Wallis Smock Finish Tented Loose & Easy Summer Dress
This dress is from the British retailer Wallis who has been around since 1923. In the 1950s they started carrying copies of Paris originals, done with permission through licensing agreements with a select group of designers. By the 1960s, the era from which this dress is from, they had shifted to trying to reach a younger audience and carried s mix of young British Designers and their own designs. This dress is darling with its loose and easy cut through the body. It has little ties in a matching fabric that go up and over each shoulder and then tie for the perfect fit. It buttons all the way down the front to the second tier of smocking detail. The dress is cut so it widens out as it goes and that final tier is quite voluminous. I love the two smock details that gather in the fabric and that run around the bust and above the final tier. They had detail and shape. It's super cute. Excellent overall condition with one small note below to review.
Unlined and slip over the head with buttons at the front. The color has a touch more depth then how it photoed and is better in person. There is one very faint spot on the front which I have photoed to show it at its worst. It's actually less prominent when on and you see it in person. It is fitted through the bust and then open through the rest
Bust: 16" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: approx 46" from top of ties at shoulder to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-SML
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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