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Blue Butterfly Sketch New Look Ballerina Sundress with Bib Points - XS, 1950s

About the Item

With a silhouette sweet enough for a music-box ballerina and a loose, Matisse-like butterfly sketch print, this singular party dress will be the center of attention at any gathering. The azure watercolor stain butterflies almost vibrate with intensity against the off-white poplin ground, while the swirling 13-foot skirt recalls Dior's New Look confections without the formality. Sleeveless circle dress with wide shoulder straps and scooped front and rear neckline. Bodice features pointed joinery where bodice meets straps, plus front and rear princess seams for sculpted fit; full circle skirt. Rear metal zipper closure with top hook and eye; unlined. fabric: cotton poplin noteworthy: may be gently hand washed in cool water, hang dry alterations: let down hemline condition: very good with extremely gentle surface wear measurements: neckline opening: 8 ¾” across neckline drop: 6” (front), 7 ¼” (back) shoulders: 12 ¾” from outside strap edge to edge (straps 2”) bust: 35” underbust/ribcage: 29” waist: 24” bodice length: 15” from shoulder, 8” from underarm hips: free skirt length: 25 ¾” total length: 40 ¾” from shoulder, 33 ¾” from underarm sweep: 164” label: no label present size: no size tag present; comparable to modern size extra small
  • Dimensions:
    Marked Size: none; comparable to size XS (US)Bust: 35 in (88.9 cm)Waist: 24 in (60.96 cm)Shoulder to Hem: 40.75 in (103.51 cm)
  • Style:
    New Look (In the Style Of)
  • Place of Origin:
  • Period:
  • Condition:
    Wear consistent with age and use. Extremely gentle surface wear.
  • Seller Location:
    Tucson, AZ
  • Reference Number:
    Seller: 0723.11.0121stDibs: LU86439924452
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