Vintage 50s Cotton Novelty Print Pleated Day Dress

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• Nearly unworn true 1950s vintage 100% Cotton fit and flare knee length dress in an earthy abstract floral print. Double spaghetti straps with flat lying bows and a similar bow at the nipped, nonelastic waistline. Full circle skirt with pleating, simple scoop neckline and back. Metal USA made zipper. The netted lining is very stiff and this might be the intention as to add some fullness to the skirt, but it doesn't feel amazing on the skin so cutting this away might be in order but I'm leaving that up to the forever home. This dress has been cleaned and there are no holes, stains, fade, loose or ripped seams etc. Vintage rarely gets any better than this!
• designer: no label present
• origin: likely the USA due the zipper imprint and remaining label style
• fabric: 100% Cotton
• color: earthy moss greens, browns, burnt orange, deep blue
• condition: excellent - love the dark colors and print paired with such a classic and flirty silhouette.

• bust: 30 - 33" not stretchy perse, but cotton does have a small bit of give and this is also taking the fill allowance made possible by the Princess seam bodice into consideration.
• waist: 23" (too small to zip on the model, hence a lack of a back view photo)
• hips: full / free
• total length: 40" top of the strap to hem
• 5" of hem to let out and lengthen if need be

• recommended women's size: XXS


Vintage label sizes often vary (sometimes greatly!) between brands and eras and should not be used to predict the actual size.

Compare the measurements provided to a similar item that fits you well for a good idea of how the garment will fit your body.

The model is 5'8" tall, 36”- 26”- 36” bust-waist-hips and typically wears small-medium sized items.


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Curating collections of vintage clothing is my artistic passion and full time career. I am dedicated to providing you with one of a kind outfits that are sure to express your individuality paired with exceptional customer service you can trust. Every item has been meticulously inspected, thoroughly cleaned, and photographed in detail in order to give you all of the information needed to feel confident in your purchase.

Wearing vintage not only ensures you will be well dressed, but the quality of materials and construction is far above the cheaply made fast-fashion status quo. Most importantly, every time you choose pre-owned over new you reduce support of the global fashion market which is one of the most polluting and exploitative industries on the planet. You can always feel good and look amazing in vintage clothing, and I’m so grateful you chose my shop to enhance this part of your life!

💜 Katrajina


KCO Vintage is female owned and operated, based in Anacortes, Washington, USA. Est. 2012