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 cardigan dates to the 1940's and is made of black knit fabric (we are unsure of the fiber content). It features gold soutache and multi-colored sequins arranged in a scrolling pattern that embellish the front bust. Sweetheart neckline. Short sleeves have light volume at the shoulders. Center front metal zip closure. Unlined. Would best be suited for a size Small.