Vintage 1940s full-skirted cotton sundress with tie back in a rich, ethnic, batik-style print of harvest colors on black. Wear it strapless and tied at back in a simple knot or lavish bow (the bodice is curved to 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 skirt. Unlined. Metal Robin side zip with button closure at the waistband. From the Merritt(2) estate.
Thanks to our friend Jody at Couture Allure for sharing an advertising image from 1949.
Labels: none -- most likely home sewn with skill
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: 11"/28cm
hips: 44"/111.5c at 5" below waist
skirt length: 28"/71cm
hem sweep: 112"/284.5cm
(BDV SKU: 00508-002)
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