The Case is Altered Dress

Regular price $129.00 Sale price $99.00 Save $30.00
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This mermaid deco style dress is only 60 years young and made from the finest mossy green crepe. The colour is spectacular and the beautifully crafted rose is just divine. It is the perfect dress for a ball, a summer wedding or an evening out!

Easy to pair with simple sandals or strappy flats.

Circa: 1940-1970
Origin: Private Collection
Label: The Case is Altered

Fabric: Fine crepe
Condition: A fantastic RESCUE ITEM with fabric fade as shown and a few minor pinholes visible on close inspection. This beauty may be repaired by a clever craftsperson or re-dyed. Or, wear as is!

Modern Size Indicator*: 8 - 10
Measurement: Bust 15 cm, Waist 14 cm, Hip 19 cm, Above knee 16 cm, Shoulder to waist 17 cm, Total length 57.5 in (Laid flat)
Vintage Size Indicator: 12

Fit: Tailored Fit slight stretch to fabric
Fixture: Original

NOTE: Sale Items/Damaged Items cannot be exchanged, refunded or returned. Colors may display differently on various devices.

Our vintage items are rated as follows:
  • Excellent: Near or near to new quality, with no noted flaws and may often be presented in original packaging or, with original tags (deadstock) all commensurate with age and love
  • Very Good: May have some minor issue, as noted
  • Good: Some minor flaws which may be repairable, or may 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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