This vintage floral pattern dress is from the Arkive Vintage Custom Collection. The sleeves have been removed, elastic put in the waist to add shape and the length has been shortened to bring the piece up to date.
The sleeveless dress features a digital floral pattern of striking red, and beige roses on a black background. It is reminiscent of the floral tapestry designs of the 1930's.
It is collared with six ornate gold tone buttons fastening up the front of the dress. We think this dress looks great with the top button done up, a'la preppy style.
There is a lovely detail of three small seamed pleats running from each shoulder down to the bust, for a more shapely fit. There are also some on the back centre neck of the dress.
The elastic at the waistband gives shape to the dress and also allows it to fit various sizes anywhere from a 60cm to 74cm waist.
The skirt has open pleats which gives it a lovely shape and fall.
The dress is fully lined with a black coloured, lightweight fabric which appears to be polyester.
The dress itself is constructed of fabric which has a lightweight and appears to be polyester.
This is a versatile dress and would work with ballet flats and a fitted preppy cardigan or denim jacket by day, or heels and a blazer or mac for the evening.
APPROXIMATE SIZE: S-M (free size)
Waist: 60cm (min) to 74cm (max)
Hip (circumference): 90cm
FABRIC: Appears to be polyester
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