1970s-does-1940s butter yellow leaf print belted day dress
Beautiful vintage late 1970s day dress by Arlando, with more than a nod to the elegant styles of the 1940s. In butter yellow lightweight floaty chiffon polyester with a falling leaves print in contrasting brown, red and royal blue, with tiny brown polkadots and fine integral stripe.
The stand collar, bodice and sleeves are trimmed with pleated frills and red edging, and there are three beautiful deco buttons to fasten the bodice.
The dress has an elasticated waist, which has lost some stretch, but does come with the original adjustable belt which features a beautiful art deco red and white clip buckle.
The skirt has tighter pleats to the hips, and wider pleats to the lower section.
Semi sheer bodice, fully lined skirt.
best fit approx a modern UK 12/14
measures 39.5" long
14.5" across the shoulders
33" waist and smaller with belt
In great vintage shape over all - waist elastic has lost some stretch, and lining has been repaired to one seam, but otherwise fab!