Vintage 1930s 40s Style Orchid Pink and Purple Floral Garden Party Tea Dance Dress - Olivia Woven Rayon - Full Flared Skirt - Lace Trim


Beautiful vintage rayon 1990's super full flared-skirt dress of rayon crepe printed in a gorgeous nostalgic floral of purples and greens on an orchid pink background--just a delicious design! The crepe is high quality and very much like the crepe in vintage April Cornell dresses---this dress is from "Olivia". Very well made with princess seams, a full flaring skirt inset with godets of another coordinating print and a hemline edged with beautiful orchid pink antique-style lace. This is SO pretty and looks wonderful with a little cardigan as shown in the third photo (not included) Jewelry shown is NOT included in this listing and is not for sale.

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. This is a NON SMOKING environment and always has been--I do not sell anything that has any kind of odor, nor do I ship clothing stuffed into shipping bags; I use new USPS boxes ONLY and carefully fold/wrap everything in new tissue paper.

Though marked a vintage M, please go by the measurements below.

Bust: dress measures 43", wearer should be no larger than 40"
Waist: dress measures 36" at widest width, wearer should be at least 1-2 inches smaller than that.
The skirt is very full, flaring and twirly with the inset godets and has yards and yards of lovely lace edging!
Length on the hanger is 51" from shoulder to hem. Mannequin is approx. 5' 6" and a modern size 6, the dress fits fine on it with several inches to spare; I feel this dress is most suited up to about a size 10, possibly a 12 but measurements should be checked carefully.

Condition: Excellent vintage condition, no issues whatsoever that I can see; freshly cleaned and ready to wear. Slips on over the head, no fastenings.

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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