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Dress By Blanes*SOLD*
A gorgeous vintage dress by Blanes
Beautiful 1950s dress by Blanes, one of my favourite vintage companies. We’ve had dresses from Blanes in the past and they have always been so well-tailored and very sexy!
This gorgeous vintage dress by Blanes is ideal for the spring or summer. I’m not sure of the fabric but it may be a rayon material. The dress certainly has a sheen to it and is fully lined. The lovely gathering at each hip accentuates a girl’s curves and makes her waist look smaller. Those Blanes’ designers were very clever!
The dress has been measured flat, across the back, and the measurements doubled to give the following:
Bust 38 inches (though on a dress form there was some scope for large cup size)
Waist 30 inches
Hips 40 inches.
Length: from top of shoulder to hem 37″; underarm to waist 7″; waist to hem 25″
(The hem may have been altered and it looks like it has been taken up by 2 inches so may be scope to lower the hem if you prefer. I just add this for completeness, really).
So, this beauty could be an approximate UK size 12 but I would urge you to find something that’s similar already in your wardrobe and measure, flat, across the back. For the bust size I measured underarm to underarm and doubled it.
Condition: Very good. She has a two small marks on the centre of hemline at the back but these are quite difficult to see, particularly with the floral pattern. At over 50 or 60 years’ old, it’s surprising that she hasn’t got more marks really – I certainly have! I have included a close up photo of the mark.
A gorgeous vintage dress for day wear or cocktail wear!