This fantastic African Wax Print* dress obtained in France is at least 20 years young and in excellent condition. The cotton fabric print looks so decadent combined with an exquisite feminine cut that takes this unique dress to 'timeless style winner'!
This dress will take you through events and weddings in effortless chic with your favourite complimentary accessories and footwear! Imagine with beautiful strappy gold or silver sandals ... c'est manifique!
Circa:1940 - 1990 Origin: France Label: na
Fabric: Cotton Condition: Excellent commensurate with age and love
Modern Size Indicator*: 12 - 14 Measurement: Bust 48 cm, Waist 42 cm, Hip 56 cm(Laid flat/circumference) Vintage Size Indicator: na
Fit: Tailored bust and waist Fixture: Original
*WAX PRINT Wikipedia: Wax prints are a type of nonverbal communication among African women, and thereby carry their messages out into the world. Some wax prints are named after personalities, cities, buildings, sayings, or occasions. The producer, name of the product, and registration number of the design is printed on the selvage, thus protecting the design and attesting to the quality of the fabric. Wax fabrics constitute capital goods for African women. They are therefore often retained based on their perceived market value - as is true vintage clothing!
NOTE:Sale Items/Damaged Items cannot be exchanged, refunded or returned.
Our vintage items are rated as follows:
Excellent: Near-or new quality, with no noted flaws often in original packaging or, with original tags (deadstock)
Very Good:May have some minor issue, as noted
Good: Some minor flaws which may be repairable, or do not detract from the garment when worn
Rescue: Flaws as described which may or may not detract when worn in most cases possibility of repair
We estimate sizes as current or, 'modern' sizing rather than vintage sizing as eras do vary.
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