Gorgeous green velvet Art Deco dress with amazing top section of beige open lace with prong set rhinestones. SIZE S, chest to 34 inches. From Germany, probably handmade. This may be a 1930s dress that was perhaps modified in the 1950s with a metal side zipper. This was relatively common in the WWII / postwar period when people didn't have a lot and had to make do with what they had. Made of cotton velvet. Fitted bodice and waist flares out into fuller skirt. Unlined. Decorative round covered buttons down front center. Unique ruching on sides of sleeves. Open at top center back, fastens at back of neck with 2 sets of small metal hooks and thread loops. In overall good condition - rubbed spots at front of armpits (mostly hidden when on - see last photo), and the velvet does have age on it, with marks and crinkles. Zipper functional but a bit sticky. Still plenty of life left in this little gem. ***Photos taken with and without flash - actual color is medium green.***
Chest to 34 inches
Waist to 25 inches
Length from top of shoulder 44 inches
Width across back of shoulders 15.5 inches
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Vintage clothing is gorgeous, wonderful, interesting and fabulous. It is also, well, VINTAGE, meaning at least 20 years old. I will do my best to describe any flaws I see, but please do not expect these items to be comparable to modern, brand new items.
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Please keep in mind that sizes on vintage items run much smaller than today's sizes - so a vintage size 14 is much smaller than a modern 14.
I measure all clothing laid flat, with up to an inch of 'ease' included:
Bust: From armpit to armpit x2
Waist: From smallest point x2
Hips: From widest point x2
Length: From top of shoulder to end
Sleeve: From shoulder seam to end
Shoulder: From seam to seam across back
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