Early 1950s Fruit of the Loom Day Dress
approx. size large-large/Xlarge
bodice length: 17”
total length: 28”
whimsical deco-inspired floral print on a silky lightly structured acetate type blend. Shirred bodice detail, cuffed dolman sleeves. modified a-line skirt with single side seam pocket.
closure: black rhinestone-centered buttons to hip. Cinch with original fabric covered belt.
label: Fruit of the Loom Casuals
condition: very good vintage condition. freshly washed, sturdy, presents beautifully. A few pest-type (?) nibbles noted in front skirt and back bodice. right bodice waist pleat appears to have been taken out and then put back in angled the wrong way. I don't think this would read to the average viewer when worn- could be redone if desired. Barely noteworthy, but, the black features in the print have “fuzzy edges” which may be a tiny bit of dye bleed from laundering, but could also just be from the printing process. See final images.