Beautiful 1950s Green Floral Plisse Dress - New!
Bust: 36 inches + 91 cm
Under Bust: 33 inches + 84 cm
Waist: 26 inches + 66 cm
Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm
Total Length from Outside Shoulder: 43 inches + 109 cm
Hem Length: none
Zipper Length: 9 inches + 23 cm
Note: Measurements are taken from outside, flat and stretched seam to seam. Please allow for individual fit and comfort.
* Beautiful 1950s mint green plissé fabric dress
* Fabric design features floral sprays in orange, lavender and ivory with dark green leaves
* Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt
* Short sleeved bodice with deep V-shaped neckline
* Bodice has shelf bust with gathers
* Very full skirt almost full circle
* Dress has built in cream petticoat with sweetheart neckline and thin shoulder straps
* Fully lined with additional gauze underskirt , raw seams, machined hem
* Closed-in side metal zipper
Fabric with a puckered texture caused by a chemical treatment (with sodium hydroxide) is called plissé. The chemical is applied in stripes which causes the fabric in those areas to shrink, leaving the remaining area puckered. The puckered areas usually follow the warp of the fabric. The appearance is much like seersucker fabric. (Courtesy of the Vintage Fashion Guild)
This dress is in excellent condition for its age. No notable flaws that I can see. One can easily replace the closed-in metal zipper with a longer zipper that opens higher, for added ease in getting it over the shoulders. Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.
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