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1940's MEXICAN hand-painted halter dress

1940's MEXICAN hand-painted halter dress

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vintage 1940's dress ...the holy grail of MEXICAN handpainted with sequins cotton halter FULL CIRCLE skirt tourist dress

seriously, the holy grail of hand-painted mexican cotton tourist dresses... the colors of her giant otherworldly flowers are rich and gorgeous; so indicative of the the 1940's. and the coordinating sequins seem to have kept their color which makes me think this beauty may never have been submerged in water?


  • classic late forties to early fifties silhouette
  • fitted double bodice; under bodice is strapless with stays for form and support. outer layer is halter style with pleats and straps that tie behind your neck
  • skirt is a full circle
  • back metal zipper  


Measurements given are ''actual'' measurements of the item taken from the outside of the garment. Please consider your individual comfort and compare measurements accordingly. For more information regarding our sizing, or measurement process please review our


bust-34", waist-27", length of skirt from waist to hem- 31"


Very good.  She has some light surface soiling and very faint hints of what might be rings at sides of bodice by side seams and towards front; not very noticeable due to the design of her bodice, the fabric, and they're faint as mentioned.  Normal inconsistencies in shades due to her hand-painted nature but also a small section of her skirt has what looks like a water stain down at the very bottom side edge? She originally had a 3" hem which more than covered the small section but you could also make it disappear with 2" which would still make her skirt 29".  We are pretty thorough in trying to point out any condition issues no matter how small, so sometimes we make things sound worse than they are. To put it into context; I'd wear her right out of the box... but of course, price adjusted accordingly.


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