A late 1940s or early 50s layered tulle ball gown in a sophisticated colorway of maroon (or burgundy) over green. Boned, sweetheart bodice embellished with black beads and iridescent paillettes. Tulle straps can be worn tucked in for a strapless look. Defined and peaked waist. Full skirt is shown over a small crinoline, not included. Two layers of burgundy tulle over a third layer of more substantial green netting. Fully lined in pale mocha. Metal Talon side zip with hook&eye. From the Sherman estate.
Labels: none - possibly home sewn
Fiber/Care: unmarked, nylon or blend tulle and net, lining probably acetate but possibly a silk blend, glass beads, plastic paillettes / dry-clean
Condition: we have stitched closed with clear thread a horizontal tear in the outermost layer of tulle, it's hidden in the folds; we see only one missing paillette
*We've had this party dress professionally dry-cleaned and it's ready to wear.*
bodice from cup top to empire seam: 12"/30.5cm
bust: 36"/91.5cm (21"/53cm over cups on front, plus
15"/38cm across back)
under bust: 29"/73.5cm
hem sweep: 164"/416.5cm
(BDV SKU: 00582-005)
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