50s/60s Red Wool Sheath Dress

SKU: 00682-001
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Hello, sailor! Here's a curve-hugging red sailor dress of smoothly knit wool. Elbow-length sleeves, lots of seams and darts to enhance your shape. Jaunty nautical collar and attached tie in creamy white and navy blue. Lined at collar only. Metal side zip. From my personal collection. Sold to me as 1940s, but I suspect it's late 50s/early 60s. Very Joan Holloway.

The color is a deep blue-red and not at all orange (see Pantone "True Red" swatch). Thanks to Nation of Vintage for permission to reuse some of their images. 

Label: none - has lots of hand stitching

Fiber/Care: no tags, wool double-knit, dry-cleaning recommended

Condition: this dress originally had an oddly confining and heat-trapping lining, which we removed, leaving it far more comfortable (wear a slip). there are a few minor, scattered moth nibbles and teensy spots, none of which show (no holes).

*We've had this wiggle dress professionally dry-cleaned and it's ready to wear.*

Garment Measurements:
(The fabric has some give. The dress fits me (but just) and I measure b: 35.5", w: 26.5", h: 36.5. It is not clipped to Delphine, who measures b: 32", w: 24", h: 35.25". If you're somewhere between her size and mine, it should work for you. Consider how you prefer your dresses to fit and refer to the following, taken lying flat and unstretched.)

 shoulders: 15"/38cm
 sleeves: 16"/40.5cm
 bust: 33"/84cm + darts and stretch
 waist: 26"/66cm
 hips: 32"/81.25cm + stretch
 length: 43"/109cm

 Our items are not newly manufactured "vintage style" pieces. They are true vintage, at least 30 years old. Please read condition report provided above. 

Notes: Significant shipping overages (where applicable) will be refunded. International customers are responsible for any taxes or import fees.


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