1940's floor-length dress with dramatic ruffled back and calico/geometric print. The entirety of the back skirt is covered with tiers of ruffles. Ruffled boat neckline. Fitted bodice. Short sleeves are gathered at cuff. A-line skirt with long ruffle at hem. Side metal zipper. Unlined.
Condition: Very Good. A few spots on the ruffles- one that is on the neckline and one that is on the back ruffles; they are easily concealed by being made into a tuck as there is so much volume in those areas. Small mend in the underarm just above the zipper. Small tear at shoulder seam concealed by ruffle- easily repaired. Small tear at side seam at bust. Crude repair at right underarm.
Vintage Chinese blouse is made of emerald green silk with bold polychromatic hand-embroidery that depicts dragons and birds. Frog closures at center front neck run diagonally down to right side. Unlined.
Condition: Excellent. Wear consistent with age and use.
Vintage compact from Volupte dates to the 1940's and is made in gold-toned metal with a silver-toned rhinestone ring. Compact opens to reveal a mirror and a powder puff with face powder. It measures 4.5" x 2" inches.