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Royal Velvet Fitted Dress S/M


At first glance, this is a wonderful 1940s velvet dress with pockets. But upon closer inspection, we believe it is a 1970s handmade piece (by a very talented dressmaker). Still with pockets! Plush deep purple velvet is tailored with pointed seams at the bust and hourglass darting at the waist, dolman cut articulated sleeves and a hook & eye fastener at the cuff for a tight fit. Overall, quite a stunner!

• Fits a size S/M, Petite
• Velvet, synthetic, very plush and thick
• Glossy black buttons (decorative) on the front
• Long metal zipper down the back
• Small foldover collar
• Good condition, structurally fine but there is bit of sun fading on the left bodice and sleeve (see in detailed pic). This also looks a lot like the sheen of the velvet in the light. 

• Style No. D1975


Fit notes: fits best on a petite frame; slim wiggle fit throughout, no stretch

Shoulder: undefined
Sleeve: 28" (cuff to collar) 
Bust: 34"
Waist: 26 1/2"
Hip: 39" 
Hem: 40"
Length: 41"

Barbara is 5’5” / 32"b, 25"w, 34"h / garment is pinned

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