A late 1940s or early 50s confection in mauve pink micro-pleated tulle. Boned, strapless, sweetheart bodice is trimmed with delicious velvet fabric flowers. Slightly peaked, nipped waist with attached ruched, iridescent purple cummerbund. Full, tea-length skirt. Closes at the side with a metal Conmar zipper and top hook&eye. Shown with and without a crinoline, not included. From the fabulous Sherman estate.
Labels: none - may have been home sewn, but we suspect it was store-bought
Fiber/Care: no tags, nylon tulle over acetate / we recommend dry-cleaning unless you remove and reattach the flowers to wash and drip dry
Condition: a couple nicks along edge of tulle and teensy spots within skirt folds (see photos)
*We've had this party dress professionally dry-cleaned and it's ready to wear.*
bust: straight across is 32"/81.25, but
with cups to 36"/91.5cm
(fits with a bit of room on my 35.5"/32D bust)
bodice from top of cup to waist: 11"/28cm
waist: 25"+/63.5cm+ (note: it closes snugly and
comfortably, on my 26.5-27" waist)
skirt length: 37"/94cm
hem sweep: 140"/355.5cm
Clipped at bust to fit Delphine (she's 32"/81.25cm around).
(BDV SKU: 00582-017)
☞ Our items are not newly manufactured "vintage style" pieces. They are true vintage, at least 20 years old. Please read condition report provided above. ☜
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