50s Purple Wool Full Skirt Day Dress - sm

SKU: 00604-001

Purple wool day dress from the 1950s with pleated detail at the bust, three-quarter kimono-cut sleeves, nipped waist, and moderately full skirt. Wear it with or without a crinoline (not included). Lined at front bodice and skirt. Pinked seams. Closes at back with metal zipper and top hook&eye. Union made in the U.S.A. From my personal collection.

The color seemed to come out different in every photo. It is pure purple. Midway between blue and red, with a slightly heathered quality. Beautiful.

Labels: R&K "For the Girl Who Knows Clothes", 1955-'63 ILGWU label

Fiber/Care: no tags, wool (it's a smooth, light- to mid-weight weave), dry-clean

Condition: missing its belt (but looks sleek and smooth without so you might consider snipping the thread loops. we darned a few tiny moth bites near the hem and they are now virtually invisible. the lining (only) has a few stains and the color shift you see in the last photo. 

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

Garment Measurements:
 bodice: 16.5"/42cm
 bust: fits up to 35.5"/90cm
 waist: 26.5"/67.25cm
 hips: ~40"/101.5cm
 length: 42"/106.5cm with 3"/7.5cm hem
 hem sweep: 80"/203cm

Our items are not newly manufactured "vintage style" pieces. They are true vintage, at least 20 years old. Please read condition report provided above.

Note to International Customers: Significant overages in shipping fees (where applicable) will be refunded. You are responsible for any taxes or import fees.


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