40s/50s Black Party Dress

SKU: 00692-001
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From the late 1940s or early 1950s, a New Look style party dress with velvet bodice and silk taffeta full skirt trimmed with tiny, undulating ruffles. Wear it with or without a crinoline, not included. Functional rhinestone buttons at front placket. Metal side zipper. Fully lined. Dress is jet black. Some photos are lightened to show details.

Labels: none except on the second set of shoulder pads

Fiber/Care: no tags, feels like rayon velvet and silk taffeta, skirt lining 

Condition: Looks great and is strong and wearable, but there are scattered, teensy tiny holes, The very worst of it is in the bodice lining (does not show at all), but even those in the exterior don't show, as the lining provides full camouflage. The only visible flaws, beyond some missing rhinestones on the buttons, are three very small tears on the skirt, as shown. It had a belt at one point, long gone. If you prefer your dresses belted, you might add a slim patent leather one, or a wide satin ribbon, not included. Priced accordingly.

*This dress is clean and ready to wear.*

Garment Measurements:
 bodice: 16"/40.5cm
 bust: <32"/81.25cm
(Delphine measures 32" around the bust and dress only just closes on her. Best if your body measures 31" or less around the fullest part of the bust.)
 waist: 26"/66cm
 hips: 40"/101.5cm at the highest ruffle
 length: 45"/114cm
 hem sweep: 122"/310cm

 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. 


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