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Red white blue 1940s 50s sundress day dress M

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This navy blue print late 1940s or early 1950s sleeveless summer dress features red, white and blue-gray abstract designs. The bodice has wide straps, with a deep V-neckline in front and a square neckline in back. The narrow skirt has a single diagonal pocket at the right hip. The lightweight, textured rayon fabric looks a bit like linen, but is much softer. It is very slightly sheer, so you may want a slip underneath. The dress fastens down the front with an asymmetrical row of large blue buttons. The buttons at the top of the straps are decorative, but their length could be adjusted by moving them a a bit, if needed. These buttons are clearly replacements, since they are black, not dark blue, which is difficult to notice. The buttons down the front of the dress are original, and have a few chips on their edges (see close-up photos). The self-fabric belt belt shows a bit of wear to the edges of buckle and the front section where it is fastened. In very good condition with no other issues to note, this red, white and blue 1940s or early 50s dress would be great for a 4th of July party! Based the measurements, the dress may fit best for a short-waisted or petite person (see below for size details).

Size: M, probably best for petite.

  • Bust: 40 inches flat to fit up to 39 max.
  • Waist: 32 inches flat to fit up to 31 max.
  • Hip: 42 inches flat to fit up to 39 max.
  • Length: 44 inches from shoulder to hem in front.
  • Underarm to waist: 6.75 inches (petite or short-waisted)
  • Waist to hem length: 27 inches.
  • Shoulder to shoulder: 14 inches from edge to edge in back.
  • Label: Sanford Originals