Red Cherry Vintage 40s Novelty Print Dress -
Fans of the ever-popular cherry print, take note: This dress is a bit of a heart breaker, but it still has plenty of life left in it!
Let's start where we need to start. THE PRINT! Swoon! And then there are those tidy little round pockets with the trapunto appliques that repeat the cherry print. Double swoon. If that isn't swoony enough, the buttons are also big fat glass cherries! (Yeah, we know. Swoony is not a word.)
Girl. Have mercy. You won't find anything like this in the retro repro section. It's bonafide vintage '40s with a tidy navy bodice that looks like a blouson jacket paired with a flirty skirt. Padded, extreme shoulders? Yes, indeed. It has the sculptural ones typical of the era.
This juicy little dress closes with concealed snaps at the bodice and has a short metal zipper at the nape of the neck, as well as one at the side. Bodice is rayon crepe, skirt is slinky, cold rayon.
Say it with us--"Amazeballs!" This novelty print dress is being sold as is
due to a few condition issues. Size it up and decide if you can live with those flaws. It does present beautifully regardless of the issues.
If you pick this fun, cherry print dress, you'll have the sweetest dress in the universe
Original owner enjoyed this dress. Issues: 1)Iron shine. 2) soiled pockets. 3) two snaps need to be replaced. 4) very light spots on skirt & back of bodice. Spots may be removed w/ drycleaning, but we don't trust the cleaners not to damage it further
Navy, with red, white and green shades in the cherry print. It's dark navy, not brighter blue like some of the closer shots. Fabric:
Rayon crepe bodice, silky cool rayon for the skirt. Fabric Notes:
Buttons are heavy and should be re-enforced to keep them from drooping.
Bust = 38 "
Waist = 28 "
Hip = 44 "
Shoulder to Waist = 17 "
Shoulder = 15 "
Sleeve = 18 "
Length = 42 "
Additional Notes = Important. Band on the bodice 7" below waist seam is 38. "