Yes, it is really crushed! Needs a trip to the cleaner or, maybe, a good steaming. Doing this at home can be tricky, however, with true vintage garments.
Reminds me so much of photos I’ve seen from the late 1960’s and early 1970’s – a typical dress for the Homecoming dance.
Crushed velvet and panne’ velvet were really popular then, plus dresses with Victorian or Edwardian tailoring details. Funny how fashion really swings back and forth from modernistic to old-style, sometimes combining the two in one garment.
In this case, I love the long sleeves and vintage-style bodice with lacy trim at the neck and a mini-skirt combined. I see a lot of that in my investigating experiences – so interesting!
MORGANA MARTIN, THE MAGICVINTAGESPY