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This dress is so pretty, it's almost hard to describe it. It's made of a black semi-sheer chiffon with white flocked polka dots all over. The bodice is lined in a satiny black fabric. The lining covers about half the skirt, the bottom half of the skirt is semi-sheer. The skirt is a full circle with the best drape. It's got knife pleats all around the waist.
The bodice is fitted with darts and capped sleeves. It has a long metal zipper down the back.
I put a crinoline under the dress so you could see the fullness, but it isn't included when you purchase the dress. This dress would be great for a fancy party, or just to make a statement any time. I say, why save your pretties for a special occasion!
The Nitty Gritty:
This dress is in remarkable condition. The only slight flaw I see is that the flocking on a few of the dots is thinning. This isn't visible except on very close inspection and will not keep you from wearing and enjoying this lovely dress.
There are no labels. This dress may be handcrafted by a very talented seamstress. I did not attempt to handwash it, and I think it should be dry cleaned. Since I do not have access to a dry cleaner (the nearest is 200 miles away) I have not had this cleaned.
Measurements are taken with the garment lying flat. Double for the full measurement. Remember that these are the measurements of the garment, not your body, and leave a little room to breathe!
Shoulders: 17" (the shoulders have some room, since there are no shoulder seams)
Back of neck to hem: 50"