1950s Pink Floral Print Full Skirted Dress

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This is a beautifully constructed and shockingly pretty late 1940s, early 1950s dress done in a brilliant and vivid pink color. The print is a washed bouquet of roses that blend romantically together over the vivid pink back drop. Bits of greenery add contrast and a pop of color. The skirt is backed with proper dressmakers paper so that the skirt has a bit of stiffening and holds its shape. I have styled it here over a light crinoline (not included) but it also stays full without one. The bodice is a stunner! The shoulders sit slightly off to create an almost portrait neckline and allow the collarbones to show. Clever pleating creates a front panel that curves down to the waist. This combined with the vertical seaming gives the illusion of leanness and height. Really stunning and in excellent condition

Bust: 18.5" flat across the back from side seam to side seam
Waist: 12.5" flat across the back from side seam to side seam
Hips: open
Bodice length: approx 15.5" from shoulder to waist seam
Skirt length: 27" from waist seam to hem

The dress is fully lined through the bodice in a white cotton and the skirt is lined in dressmakers paper so that it holds it shape. It closes with a side painted metal zipper and there are hook and eye to hold the edge down and flat. Note the color is slightly a lighter pink then shown. It should be dry cleaned when cleaned again in the future.

Modern Sizing equivalent: XS-SML (4-6)

Details

  • Period
    1950-1959
  • Condition
    Excellent
  • Marked Size
    XS-SML (4-6)
  • Dealer Location
    Toronto, Canada
  • Reference Number
    AU120423128913
About the Seller

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Located in Toronto, ON

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