One piece, multi-color print knit long evening dress with sweetheart neckline, short sleeves, draped peplum over hip. Center front has panel gathered in an upward V-shape. Cut on bias. Circa 1940. No label.
Fabric is rayon knit. Print has red background with yellow and blue flowers and baskets.
Machine stitched except for shoulder pads, hooks and eyes, snap loops and zipper. Peplum attached with three hooks over left side and then attached at back right. Snap loops on shoulder pads and top of front neckline (both sides). Metal "Talon" zipper in matching blue.
Augustine Van Wickle Shaw Toland