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50s Sleeveless Floral Dress

SKU: 00767-005
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From the 1950s, a sleeveless jersey dress in bold blue and green floral on creamy white.

  • Three covered button closure can be worn at front or at back
  • Bodice side without buttons is gathered along neckline for drape
  • Slim but not tight skirt
  • Elasticized waist
  • Fully lined in solid cream
  • Made in U.S.A.

Shown worn both ways, with buttons at front and at back. Note that if you wear it with the buttons in front, the neckline is low.

Labels: Sacony
Sacony began making beachwear in 1938, and stylish, easy-care suits and dresses for women and children in 1941. 

The label was marketed to active women who liked to travel. The stylish clothing made of Ciella jersey fabric packed small without wrinkling and could be "hand washed and hung to dry like stockings."

The "Waistbander" elasticized waist was was so unusual at the time, it provided a unique selling point, able to create a whittled waist in comfort.

Fiber/Care: no tags, but we know it's Ciella acetate jersey / hand wash or machine wash on gentle in a net bag, hang or lay flat to dry

Condition: a few teensy dings, including very small repairs at exterior bodice and shoulder on buttoned side, and interior underarm (see photos). remnants of thread loops indicate it originally had a belt (any shown in photos are ours, modern, and not included)

*This 1950s dress is freshly cleaned and ready to wear.*

Measurements:
- jersey has horizontal stretch, but dress is not meant to fit snugly -

 bodice length: 17"/43cm
 bust: measures 39"/99cm, but fits up to 41"
 waist: stretches easily from 25-36"/63.5-91.5cm, becoming quite snug           after that. we recommend waists of less than 32" or so for comfort.
 hips (8" below waist): 42"/106.5cm
 length: 44"/111.5cm + 2.5"/6cm hem

We show the dress on Beryl, our larger-size model. It's a bit snug on her bust, but otherwise fits her fine. She measures shoudlers 17.5, bust 42, waist 32, and hips 40.5

 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: International customers are responsible for any taxes or import fees.

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