Group of three good vintage day dresses: 1940s Miss Alice (California) black crepe with pleat

In Vintage Fashion and Accessories

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Group of three good vintage day dresses: 1940s Miss Alice (California) black crepe with pleat skirt and chiffon sleeves and yoke; 1950s Polly Peck shirt waist dress in candy stripe black/white satin having covered buttons and flat pleated skirt (belt not original); pale green cotton shirtwaist day dress having crystal buttons to fitted bodice and extensively pleated skirt, all UK 10 approx, (3)

Excellent- green cotton needs a stone replacing in the buttons
Group of three good vintage day dresses: 1940s Miss Alice (California) black crepe with pleat skirt and chiffon sleeves and yoke; 1950s Polly Peck shirt waist dress in candy stripe black/white satin having covered buttons and flat pleated skirt (belt not original); pale green cotton shirtwaist day dress having crystal buttons to fitted bodice and extensively pleated skirt, all UK 10 approx, (3)

Excellent- green cotton needs a stone replacing in the buttons

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