This lovely, pristine dress is one of my all-time FAVE 1990s April Cornell dresses--was going to keep it for myself but my closets are way too full already! Definitely one of THE nicest ones I've come across. A delicious print of flowers and leaves in the exact shade of blueberries, on pale lemony yellow rayon crepe, with April's classic front-button, collared, back ties 1940's-inspired style. So pretty and feminine and the style is classic--it's remained stylish for decades! This is the high quality, beautiful rayon crepe that April originally used in her dresses back in the day and which you don't find in her current collections anymore--it's "old school" lasting quality that wears well, which is why collectors just love her vintage dresses! Beautifully made with lovely details such as a vintage-style collar, tucks at the waist to give it a shapely silhouette, and inset back ties. This dress is like new and is in pristine condition. Such a timeless, beautiful and wearable vintage style, with a soft line that clings to the body-very vintage 30's/40's. The perfect spring dress!
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 newly-made 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.
Though marked a vintage M, please go by the measurements below-- Vintage April Cornell dresses are often generously sized, but they are not generally supposed to be tight-fitting.
Bust: dress measures 42" pit to pit, fits up to about 38", larger than that will be too snug in my opinion.
Waist area measures 38" across, fits up to 34"-35" or so. Can be made smaller by tying the back ties. Hip area measures 44" and should fit quite loosely and drape well.
Length is approx 45" from shoulder to hem while on the hanger; this measurement will be a little shorter on a human figure; the dress fits and drapes SO beautifully on the body as you can see. Mannequin is a modern size 6/8 (36-26-36) and the dress fits well with room to spare; like many April Cornell vintage dresses, the fit can be adjusted a bit with the back ties. Meant to fit loosely/gently, not snugly.
Condition: I can find no flaws on this dress; it is freshly cleaned, no spots, stains, rips, holes or damages, just gorgeous! Labels are intact, with the designer's own April Cornell tag.
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.