Floral Silk Dress with Tulip Skirt and Velvet Bow
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The perfect garden party dress!
Dress has a fitted, bodice, nipped bombshell waistline and fabulous tulip skirt. I love the deep scoop neckline both in the front, that also continues around the back for a really pretty open deep scooping back.
Dress is short sleeved with a fitted bodice and double darted front. As you can see from the pics, Ash is a size 8 in most modern clothing (on the bust and waist) and it fits her like a glove! The waist is accented with a bright orange velvet bow that hangs down for a few inches ever so slightly to the left side of the waistline.
The pièces de résistance is the skirt on this dress. Made of two layers, the top cascades down with a tulip-like shape and slightly higher hem in the front then on the sides or the back. This is beautifully layered over a more straight-cut, columnar underskirt that is slightly longer, with a straight hem.
Such a wonderful detail! Such a beautiful dress.
Fabric feels handles and looks like silk, though we do not have a fabric content tag to verify. It is an ivory background with an assortment of flowers and wildflowers that appear as though rendered in watercolors!
Metal back zipper closure, partially lined.
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ERA / 1950s
LABEL / John Carter, Beverly Hills Also a tag that reads "Made in France."
COLOR / Off-white with pops of orange, yellow, green, periwinkle blue and pastel pink.
MATERIAL / Feels, looks and handles like silk (did not do burn test). Most likely silk.
CONDITION / Excellent ; No issues or flaws, no rips, tears, stains or noticeable mends. The tulip skirt, however has been in storage for some time and needs "fluffing."
SIZE / Recommended size Medium or modern size 8 (dress has a size 8 waist). Please see measurements below.
FIT / Fitted, nipped waist with pencil skirt and fitted bodice.
For reference, model Ashley wears a size 8/10 and item is not pinned on her.
MEASUREMENTS / Chest - 38” / Waist - 28” / Hips - 44” / Length - 45”