Vintage 1940s full-skirted cotton sundress with tie back in a vibrant white on blue Hawaiian hibiscus print. Wear it strapless and tied at back in a simple knot or lavish bow (the bodice is seamed to help follow the bust), or twist the long tails and wrap them to create all sorts of strap variations or even short sleeves. You can also fold the bodice down into a self-belt to wear the dress as a full skirt with your favorite top. Unlined. Metal side zip with button closure with handsewn buttonhole (our absolute favorite thing) at the waistband.
Thanks to our friend Jody at Couture Allure for sharing an advertising image from 1949.
Labels: none -- nicely home sewn
Fiber/Care: unmarked, cotton, washable
Condition: no flaws to note. looks nearly new, crisp and bright with rich, vibrant colors.
*This dress is freshly laundered and ready to wear.*
bodice length: 13"/33cm
waist: 26.25"/67cm move the button for
hips: open (50"/127cm)
skirt length: 29"/73.5cm
hem sweep: 120"/304.75cm
(BDV SKU: 00479-001)
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