Early 1950s Unlabeled Taupe Ribbon Tape and Net Sheat Dress & Belt

I love this little dress from the early 1950s, maybe the late 1940s, with its covering of flowers made from a taupe ribbon tape that is twisted and shaped to form the design. These are attached to a net base in the same color and then that is layered over an inner ivory taupe lining. The effect is very pretty. I have a soft spot for these ribbon dresses - the work to make the fabric is mind boggling and they have such a fascinating texture to them. The dress itself is a simple sheath that skims over the body. It has little capped sleeves and a simple curved neckline. There is a matching slip belt that is made from the same fabric and this can be used to cinch in the waist and create shape. It is unlabeled but a great little find that is very unique. Excellent condition

Fully lined in a ivory taupe silk and closes at the back with a hand set zipper. Has a matching slip buckle belt that is backed in a grosgrain ribbon. Hand finishes. There are snaps on the belt so hold the end in place - these could easily be moved to make it perfect for you. The close up photo of the fabric is the closest to the actual color.

Shoulders: 14.5"
Bust: to 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: to 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: to 19.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 40" from neck to hem
Belt: 37" from end to end

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED

Item# D605

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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