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SOLD - Vintage Early 1930's Tropical Novelty Print Sheer Dress - M/L

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$6.90 (Fixed shipping cost)

Product Description

From the eclectic estate of a vintage clothing collector, a well-known and stylish lady in Historic Riverside, California -- we acquired over 250 pieces from her collection, all pre-40's, to pass on to other loving new homes. All items were well cared for and have not seen much light in well over 30 years.


Here we have an absolutely amazing tropical print dress!! Looking right out of the early 30's with Palm trees, parrots, bamboo, butterflies, ferns- in tropical shades of reds, oranges, greens, and browns, printed on a fine sheer organza-type fabric. The fabric is not stiff, nor silky- and you can see the sturdy yet fine fiber weave if you look closely. 6 snaps, all present and working, at side. Tie at side is decorative and only held on with a safety pin. No label to be found. 

* No slip in photos to show the difference between the white dress form background, versus the black. Might look quite amazing with a red satin slip underneath! 

Condition is only fair. There are scattered snaffus and snags in the fabric, areas where there have been repairs done and even patchwork underneath. The main issue is at the shoulder tops on each side under the capelet collar- this area will need to be taken in about an inch on both sides, or patched like one side was (but now needs more). The good thing is that it will be hidden under the collar, but this is why I would call this a medium rather than the large that it could have been. The front opening can also be adjusted according to size and can accomodate up to a 40" bust. There's no damage under the arms. All flaws are really hard to noitce in the business of the pattern, luckily. And it's this pattern that make this dress so amazing. 

Check measurements carefully.



Size M/L
Bust ~ 38"
Shoulder seam to
shoulder seam
Hips Up to 40"
Waist Up to 30"





A NOTE to REMEMBER, Disclaimers and Such: IF YOU ARE NEW TO VINTAGE: Welcome! But A kind word about vintage items in general - they are often One of a Kind and unique items, symbols of more stylish times.... That is what makes them so special. They should be treated with respect and preservation, as they are disappearing fast. With that said, Please keep in mind that they are just that - vintage - and unless indicated otherwise, they have an unknown history. Therefore, please don't anticipate that they will look like new unless that is specifically stated. They will likely show previous use, wear, possibly loose threads, small marks, spots etc. that is acceptable to most lovers and buyers of vintage items and are not considered flaws, but character! Please don't hang them on wire hangars or wash them like any new item. I suggest gentle soaking in Oxi Clean or specialty dry cleaning. Please take care of your garment.
I do my best to point out any flaws and state the condition issues as thoroughly as necessary, you can be sure. Please see my long history of Ebay feedback to rest assured you will be put first! With 9 years experience in selling vintage, you can trust my expertise as I describe it, for the most part! 


We are a certified reseller, and must charge tax if item is shipped within the state of California.
Paypal is our preferred form of payment, but I will accept a good old-fashioned check (Item will not be sent until it clears, of course). It is the buyers responsibility to request insurance for all items purchased over $50.00 and a wise thing to do. All items are shipped via USPS Priority, Standard, or First Class unless otherwise requested, whatever is the cheapest and quickest for your benefit. Item will be shipped out usually within a couple business days. Please let me know if you need it by a certain date or extra quickly. For Overseas shipping, we are not responsible for customs charges or extra shipping charges, or the amount of time it can take.

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Unique Vintage, as described. No returns unless seriously misrepresented.

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