This is such an adorable vintage/antique dress from the late 30's early 40's. The deep rich burgundy / maroon purple/red velvet is just stunning. There are no fabric labels, it's either silk or rayon velvet, it feels like silk, but might be rayon. The details are so special too. It has a big tie bow at the waist, ruching on the sleeves & shoulders, a beautiful beige crochet collar, puffed on top of the shoulders, velvet covered buttons. It has no zippers, the only closures are the buttons on the back of the neck. It's a pull over dress. That does make it more difficult to get on but a zipper could easily be put in on the side or back by a good tailor.