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50s Lilac Gingham Cotton Summer Dress with waist bow. Approx UK size 8-10

50s Lilac Gingham Cotton Summer Dress with waist bow. Approx UK size 8-10

Regular price £48.00
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Looking for the perfect summer dress that exudes timeless elegance? Look no further than this stunning Lilac gingham cotton 50s dress. 

Crafted from high-quality cotton, this vintage dress boasts a flattering silhouette with short capped sleeves and a straight skirt that flares out into a playful peplum. A mauve band and bow cinch in at the waist, accentuating your curves and adding a touch of feminine charm. The dress features a round neck at the front and a v-neck at the back, and fastens with a simple yet secure zip.

Perfect for everyday wear or summer outings and events, this midi dress is a versatile addition to any wardrobe. Pair it with sandals and a sun hat for a casual day out or dress it up with heels for a more formal occasion. Whether you're attending a wedding, a garden party, or simply out and about, this cotton 50s mauve and white picnic dress is sure to become a staple in your summer wardrobe.

Product Details:

- Cotton 50s dress in a beautiful lilac and white gingham check

- Short capped sleeves

- Midi length 

- Straight skirt with a flared peplum. You can still see what remains of the      stiffening petticoat under the peplum as pictured. Obviously, this isn’t as effective as it once was

 - Matching mauve band and bow at the waist

- Round neck at the front, V-neck at the back, and fastens at the rear  with a zip

- Kick pleat at the back of the skirt 

- Made in the  USA

- Label is Aldens but it looks to be hand stitched so may have been altered at some point  

- Perfect  for everyday wear, summer outings, and events

- Freshly laundered and ready to wear 

- Very good vintage condition. As per above and as pictured the net underskirt is a little worn and not as effective as it once was. Neat hand stitching  is visible at the hems on close inspection. There are raw seams inside the garment as pictured but they are secure 

Approx modern day size 8-10 depending on desired fit but as vintage garments don’t generally conform to modern day sizes this is a guide only. Please see measurements below:

Measurements of garment laid flat and fastened :

Bust: 17 1/2 in/44.5 cm
Waist : 13 1/2 in /34 cm 
Hips : 19 in/ 48 cm 
Length shoulder  to hem: 41 in /104 cm
Pit to pit: 18 in/ 46 cm 

🎁 All items are wrapped in tissue paper and ribbon. Ribbon colours will vary.

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