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SOLD || 1950s AAA Atomic Border Print Shirtwaist Dress | medium

$174.00 USD
D E T A I L S
• 1950s shirtwaist dress
• fit + flare shape
• cotton, light lavender color, medium-light weight
• atomic geometric striped border print detail, designed by Ross Sutherland, a painter-member of the Associated American Artists
• shades of purple, pink, black, white
• pointed collar
• pleated panels on upper bodice
• short sleeves
• fitted waist, thin belt loops
• pleated over-circle skirt (so much fabric!)
• square gold tone metal button closures up front bodice, metal side zipper closure
• sleeves are lined in self fabric, the rest is unlined
• label: Toni Todd Original

A NOTE ON THE FABRIC: The atomic printed fabric is an original design created by Ross Sutherland, a distinguished painter-member of the Associated American Artists (AAA). As one ad for AAA fabrics describes, it is the "easiest way to collect fine art and pretty compliments"!

A NOTE ON THE DESIGN: It appears that this was originally a two-piece blouse and skirt set, which was later nicely sewn together into a dress. The only indication of this is a buttonhole located at the left side of the waistband which is backed in self fabric; this will not even be seen if work with a belt. If desired, you could separate the two pieces fairly easily with the help of a seamstress or if you're handy with a sewing machine. It presents like a dress very nicely, rather than a hodge-podge of pieces.

M E A S U R E M E N T S
fits like a: medium
shoulders: 16.5"
bust: 41"
waist: 29/29.5"
hips: free
length: 46"
bodice length: 17" (to top of waistband), 18" (to bottom of waistband)
sleeve length: 4.75"

C O N D I T I O N
Very good vintage condition. Freshly cleaned and ready to wear! A small bit of super minor discoloration on the fold of the collar and atop the right shoulder; not noticeable when worn at all, just if closely inspected. Two super tiny fabric snags on back of bodice below left shoulder, and two tiiiiny pinhole-sized dots next to them. One suuuper small, super faint spot on hem that will not be noticed. This dress presents beautifully and is collectible, wearable art!