Gardenia Trimmed Soft White Lace 2 Pc Dress w/ Flower Buttons and Peplum circa 1940s
I'd bet anything this was a young war bride's wedding ensemble in the early 1940s! But alas, I cannot prove that. Either way it is a gorgeous 2 piece dress that can easily be worn for a wedding (or any other reason!).
2 piece soft white sheer "lace" weave 1940s dress with white pique cotton trim on top, edging placket, peplum and sleeve cuffs. Slim fitting skirt has same fabric at waist, snaps at left side and has small hidden buttons down side. Top has stunning clear plastic buttons with hand painted pink flowers- accented on left upper bodice with charming pink and white gardenia with yellow centers!
This set is simply marvelous! By Annie Laurie Juniors. Flawless (a few storage dots on flower)
top- 15" shoulders, 36" bust, 26" waist, 16" bodice, 23" long, 8" sleeves
skirt-24" waist, 40" hips, 25" long