The cut of this dress is killing me. I love it. I can't get over the sunfaded lace and pristine detail on this gown. There is a metal zipper on the side, making this likely made pre-1950. It was stuck at first, but after rubbing a bit of candle wax on it, it was able to slide up easily! I learned this tip from the owner of Lemon Frog Vintage near Sunset and Alvarado in LA, although I snagged this lovely piece from FLOUNCE vintage on Echo Park Ave (LA).