40s/50s Strapless Dress & Bolero Set - sm

SKU: 00650-001

From the late 1940s or early 1950s, a New Look strapless dress and bolero jacket with matching belt in black lace over red, with black velvet details. Fully lined.

  •  dress has boned bodice, sweetheart neckline, nipped waist, matching belt, and slightly full A-line skirt to wear with or without a small crinoline (not included). closes at side with metal zipper.
  • jacket has short kimono-cut sleeves with bow detail at cuffs, bust darts, closes with single covered button.
  • color is jet black over true red (not orange-y), some photos lightened to show detail

Labels: none - probably home sewn

Fiber/Care: no tags, feels like cotton-blend lace over silk- or acetate- blend lining, silk velvet / dry-clean only

Condition: a few repairs and minor glitches as shown, namely wear/damage to lace (mostly at jacket upper back and shoulders and belt buckle), teensy pinholes to lining

*This New Look dress, bolero jacket, and belt set is clean and ready to wear.*

Garment Measurements:
bust: up to 36.5"/92.5cm
cropped waist: 28"/71cm (can move button to gain up to 2"/5cm)
length: 15"/38cm
sleeve opening, across: 6"/15.25cm
bodice side seam: 8.25"/21cm
bust: up to 36.5"/92.5cm
waist: 26"/66cm (fits 27" waist without cincher snugly)
high hip (5" below waist): 38"/96.5cm
low hip (8" below waist): free
skirt length: 31"/78.5cm
skirt hem sweep: 102"/259cm

For reference -
Delphine the Mannequin is b: 32", w: 24", dress is clipped and bust pads added to fit her
Live model is b: 35.5" (32D), w: 27", dress is not clipped, waist is snug not tight and there is some room in the bust that could do with a lightly padded/pushup strapless bra

Our items are not newly manufactured "vintage style" pieces. They are true vintage, at least 30 years old. Please read condition report provided above.

Notes: Significant shipping overages (where applicable) will be refunded. International customers are responsible for any taxes or import fees.


Continue shopping
Your Cart

There are no items in your cart