This dress is so pretty and fun to wear. When I found it, the original belt was missing, as is often the case, but because of all the multi-colors, not difficult to find one that works.
The style is Forties or late Thirties, because it had short sleeves with a bit of puff at the shoulder, but I suspect it may not be quite that old – maybe made in the early ’70’s during the ’40’s fashion craze. I removed the sleeves because they were not particularly flattering to me and I wanted a bit more sophisticated look, though it’s very casual. I love the bands of color, switched at the hem.
When I find a dress that has damage or is not a high-quality piece, I feel free to make some alterations to suit myself. This dress had no damage, but it’s not high-end. Of course, I did save the sleeves and they could be re-attached at any time. To me, that’s important with true vintage apparel – to protect its integrity and value.
This is just a cool, summery, happy frock – and one can’t have too many of those!
MORGANA MARTIN, THE MAGICVINTAGESPY
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