Vintage 1950s Rayon Dress, fits 40 bust, Floral Rayon, Short waisted, with some issues
ERA- This item is from the late 1940s to early 1950s
MEASUREMENTS - The dress is 39 inches long, 16 inches across shoulders, 14 to 14-1/2 inches from shoulder to waist, it will fit a 40 inch bust with room, 33 inches at the waist, 43 inches at the hips
LABEL - none, might be home sewn.
FABRIC - Bemberg rayon
CLEANING - Hand washed and hung to dry
This rayon is semi sheer, almost like chiffon, it was often used for lingerie in the 1940s. The dress is a light ivory with brown, black and pink flowers. There is a scalloped edge to below the waist with solid pink
fabric backing and clear plastic buttons with rhinestone center. Gored skirt. The dress is unlined and it is slightly sheer.
CONDITION - Good to Very good condition. The bodice is slightly crooked at the waist. It measures about 14-1/2 from shoulder to waist on one side and 14 on the other.
There are two 2+ inch light brown stains along the front opening.
There are rhinestones missing from several buttons.
Has been shortened at the hem.
Still nice for casual wear.