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Vintage "Impressionist" Print Dress 1950s

Vintage "Impressionist" Print Dress 1950s

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Detail: Wonderful mid 1950s vintage dress with really striking "impressionist" style print. Classic ruched bustline. Micro pleats to waistline. Unlined although it has integral built-in single netted petticoat (crinolin) to accentuate the volume of the dress. Matching belt.

Period: Mid 1950s

Colour: Print, as seen.

Sizing: Small / Medium (UK10-12) Bust 34-36 inches. Waist 28 inches. Hips upto 39 inches. Length 45 inches. Size conversion chart

Fabric: Rayon

Condition: Excellent. Vintage condition guide

Origin: United Kingdom

Care: Dry Clean

Styling tip: Keep the accessories modern and subtle to maximize the elegance of this piece.

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1940s: The first half of the decade was dominated by WWII . Styles echoed military uniforms and was almost utilitarian. Fabrics were rationed in the UK and thus simple designs dominated fashion during this time, with an emphasis on beautiful tailoring. Post-war, fashion came back with a bang. In 1947, Dior launched his 'The New look' collection; perhaps the most controversial fashion statement made to date. It proposed absolute femininity and extravagance at a time that was still recovering from a period of limitation, yet the new-look demolished pre 1947 styles over night. Billowing skirts, narrow waists, padded hips and rounded shoulders changed fashion in a moment and has influenced it ever since.

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