1950s “Nelly Don” Watercolor Illusionary Rose Dress
Beautiful and rather unique day dress with asymmetrical camisole sleeves and flat side bow collar detail with carved mother of pearl, fiber optic acrylic button accent. Cream piping at waistline with gathered seam. Back zipper closure with one hook/eye clasp to over zipper. The most lovely pink and red watercolor roses on a cream primary. Secondary taupe illusionary print featuring mirror vanities, armoires, desk and grandfather clocks. Can you see them? “Nelly Don” label. Full skirt. Cotton fabric. Circa 1950s.
Bust: 32 inches
Waist: 24 inches
Length: 41 inches
Sleeves: 2.5 (left) & 2 (right) inches
It is in excellent condition. It will fit approximately a modern size petite/small. Please check the measurements carefully before purchasing. It is clean and ready to wear.
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Bloomers and Frocks
1628 S 1st St
Austin, TX 78704