50s Cotton Floral Print Sheath Dress With Overskirt
Dates to the Mid to late 50s
Fabricated in a beautifully printed floral cotton sateen
Beautifully constructed bodice, interlined and self faced with a pliable boning at the side seams and an organza lining to the skirt.
Asymmetric bodice with pleating on one side, mirrored on the skirt beneath
A well fitted Sheath silhouette, seamed at the waist with the most fabulous overskirt, pleated in the back for additional drama.
Fastens down center back with a metal toothed Conmatic zipper and a hook and eye at the top
A concealed snap at the waist hides the zipper teeth to the skirt
The under skirt has a center back slit so you can comfortably walk (or dance)
Maker: Rizik Bros (an elite Washington DC boutique that was in business from 1908 and recently closed in 2021)
Union Label: 1955-63 AFL-CIO blue label
Condition: Very Good/Excellent condition with a few tiny rust specs. (See photos these are very discreet) Clean and ready to wear.
Measurements: The measurements below are the actual measurements of the garment. Please allow for ease. Whenever possible the best way to insure a good fit is by comparing the measurements to that of a similar garment in your closet.
Looks to best suit an Small, but please use measurements below.
Length from HPS to Waist: 16.5”
Length from HPS to Hem: 55”
Sweep: 38” with a 12” center back slit (so you can comfortable walk)
2.5” blind hem
Model is 5’3” with a 31” Bust, 25.5” waist and 36” low hip
Has not been clipped to model
Proud Member of the Vintage Fashion Guild
Color: Beige, multicolor & red