50s Black Cocktail Dress

SKU: 00403-004
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From the late 50s or early 60s, an elegant, jet-black rayon cocktail dress.

  • Figure-flattering but modest.
  • Jewel neckline, over-elbow kimono-cut sleeves with underarm gussets.
  • Acetate lining at bodice and skirt top.
  • Waist-whittling bodice overlay has bust darts and passementerie trim.
  • Straight skirt with back kick pleat.
  • Metal CC back zip with top hook&eye. 

Labels: Henry Lee, 1955-'63 Union label

Fiber/Care: unmarked, rayon with acetate lining, dry-clean

Condition: perfect. looks new and unworn, although the belt is missing. we used several different belts for the photos (some of which are lightened to show detail), but the dress look just fine without a belt -- simply snip the thread loops.

*This dress has been professionally dry-cleaned and is ready to wear.*

Garment Measurements:
 bust: 36" (91.5cm) plus darts
 bodice overlay: 14.5" (36.5cm) to tip of passementerie trim
 bodice: 16.75" (42.5cm)
 waist: 26" (66cm)
 hips: 36" (91.5cm)
 length: 40" (101.5cm) shoulder to hem

 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: International customers are responsible for any taxes or import fees. 

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