The dress is a 1940's handmade dress possibly made from an acetate or similar man made fabric from that era.
I don't know a lot about fabrics from that period, but I assume it was one of those fabrics invented to make up for the silk shortage in WW2. Regardless it has a lovely style and didn't require any ironing when I unpacked it!
The dress has so far been worn in a myriad of ways. True vintage 40's and 50's style, Victorian style and of course modern!
I really loved the idea of taking part in the dresses journey and hoped that maybe I could add my own spin to it, so being a 60's blogger, I tried to imagine how a girl finding the dress in the late 60's would style it.