This dress is so beautifully constructed. Lets start with the bodice. Brown lace and soutache over a flesh colored rayon lining. Peter Pan collar. Snaps up the front and one hook and eye at the top. Long unlined sleeves with those gorgeous cuffs at the bottom. Now the skirt. Floor length, very full, rich espresso brown satin over an acetate lining. Matching fabric covered buttons all down the front. All but the top three of those buttons are decorative only. Matching satin covered wide belt. There's two labels. One on the skirt reads: Harold Levine Original, which is the designer, and the other on the bodice reads: Al Cooper, which I believe is the store. Larger size this dress!
Excellent vintage condition. If you go over every inch you'll come across a pea sized hole on the collar where one layer of the double layer of mesh. But you can only see it if you're really, really inspecting because the second layer just makes it disappear. And there is a small area of the soutache that is loose, but could easily be stitched down, and the wide belt covers it anyway. And if I'm being even pickier than that there is maybe some light pilling on some parts of the soutache. But seriously, that's being insanely picky. The only real issues are with the belt. The underside of it has some wear. You can't see any of that though when its being worn.
Measurements when lying flat. doubled at bust, waist and hip. Shoulder to shoulder: 17" Armpit to armpit across bust: 44" Waist: 34" Hips: loose Armpit to shoulder: 9" Shoulder to waist: 13" Shoulder to bottom hem: 55"
Please note: These are vintage, preworn and/or preloved items. I do my best to list any issues, but signs of wear should be expected. Please feel free to convo me with any questions. I'm truly happy to help in any way possible and I'm always up for a chat. Any accessories shown, including crinolines, are for display only, not included unless otherwise stated.
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