A slightly flawed but gorgeous day dress in a beautiful yellow and black floral rayon. Slightly blousy top with shoulder pleats, a long tie at the neck, slightly puffed sleeves with button cuffs. Slim black pencil skirt with rear kick pleat.
Bust up to 40" (best for smaller)
Waist 28" snug
High hip (6" from waist) 36"
Low hip (8" from waist) 38"
Fair to good vintage condition. Definitely wearable as is with some issues to note. Original side zip has been replaced with a nylon zip. Neckline has a bit of fraying, and some hand sewn repairs around the neck seams. Some loose seams around the kick pleat. None of these issues are really visible when worn. No fading or stains. About 1/2" seam allowance in the hip. Priced accordingly.
About the label
Jean Carol initially began as a children's line as part of Hunt Broughton Hunt, the dressmaking firm owned by Caroline Margaret (Peggy) Hunt and her husband J.W. Hunt, founded in 1919, Jean Carol being a combination of her daughter Jeanette's name and her own. As Jeanette grew, so did the focus of Jean Carol, from children's wear to juniors eventually to day and evening wear for women. Around 1944 Hunt began designing under her own name, though Peggy Hunt and Jean Carol dresses co-existed until at least 1947. This dress probably dates to somewhere between 1941 and 1946.