Exquisite soft white with all-over lavender embroidered violets: this vintage 1990s April Cornell size L ethereal embroidered dress. Raised-waist style that slips on over the head; soft, full gathered skirt and short sleeves. Beautifully made with fine, semi-sheer rayon-embroidered delicate rayon batiste; beautiful clusters and crisscrossed garlands of lavender violets with pale green. Such an exquisite dress and also very comfortable to wear; this would be a PERFECT wedding, tea or garden party gown or to wear to an event like the Gatsby Summer Afternoon!
IMPORTANT: PLEASE, please be sure to read ALL of the description especially the measurements and condition, and examine ALL the photos, BEFORE asking questions; and do be absolutely positive this piece will fit your requirements, as there are no refunds or returns. I'm a degreed and experienced textile scientist/antique garment restorer and seamstress, and I very, very carefully note any and all condition issues or repairs to every piece of antique/vintage clothing that I'm selling, so I can't stress enough that even if they're in pristine condition, remember they are all decades old and NOT new clothing, so if you desire modern perfection please don't purchase vintage! I don't do layaways or take offers, so please don't ask, thank you. Jewelry/accessories/props in photos are not included and not for sale.
I love antique and vintage clothing and have collected it for years, as well as having a longtime design career including doing costume & restoration work for major movie studios and museums....I've translated that love to my own contemporary creations as well as now offering some choice pieces of my extremely large collection of vintage and antique beauties! I'm meticulous about clothing in general so I make quite sure that every piece of vintage clothing I sell is clean, fresh, pressed and in excellent wearable condition---I do not use any fragranced or heavily-chemical products in caring for/cleaning garments and they are carefully stored in climate-controlled closets at all times except for when I am photographing them for listings.
Size tag is L but please go by the measurements below; I believe suitable for an M as well. Vintage April Cornell dresses are often multi-size wearable.
Bust measures 42" pit to pit. Wearer's bust measurement should be at least one to two inches smaller than this, so not larger than 40".
Raised waist measures 38" side to side; can be drawn in to fit tighter with the two double-button back tabs. (see photo)
Length is 51" from shoulder to hem.
Mannequin is a modern size 6/8 (36-26-36); it fits the mannequin as shown with room to spare, in fact I would say the mannequin is too thin for the dress. I think best for a 10-12, no larger.
Condition: I can find no flaws on this dress, it is in excellent vintage condition. Freshly cleaned, no spots, stains, rips, holes or damages, Just gorgeous! Designer's own April Cornell tag, marked L.
Please make sure this will suit you as to measurements and style before you purchase; I don't do alterations or accept returns.....Also, please be sure to read my shop policies/shipping info in full before you purchase (click on "policies" on my main shop page).
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PLEASE NOTE I DO NOT SELL OR SHIP TO CHINA, ASIA, RUSSIA, AFRICA, ITALY & several other areas. Do not attempt to circumvent this by using a freight forwarder as your order will be CANCELED, unfortunately I have had to implement this new policy thanks to scammers from certain eastern countries.