The colors are beautiful and the styling unusual, with a faux train detail back and front – falling from the bodice. My first impression was that this dress may have been made in Hawaii, but I’m not sure. There is no label and my impression is that it was made by an individual with tailoring expertise or at a small tailoring shop.
The fabric and construction details say true vintage to me, so I’m going with that. Such a pretty design – it floats from just above the bust-line, swirling down to the hem, which is cut just a little longer in the back to make the dress fall properly. This is a detail that is not often (if ever) seen in mainstream patterns that have been cut recently – one of the important styling elements that have gone by the wayside in modern times. Surely true couture houses still observe them(?).
Anyway, gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous. Very informal but extremely elegant.
MORGANA MARTIN, THE MAGICVINTAGESPY