50s Black Velvet Dress - sm

SKU: 00732-002

From the 1950s, a sophisticated sheath dress in jet black cotton velvet.

  • High-quality cotton velvet fabric.
  • Bodice has a flattering blouson cut, ballet neckline, and low back with yoke.
  • Bust, front, and hip darts for shaping.
  • Fully lined at the bodice, half lined at the slim skirt.
  • Wear it with or without your own belt.
  • Closes at side with a metal zipper and snaps.

🎓  Shown beneath a delicious 1950s acid-green velvet swing coat, its proceeds to benefit the Historic Clothing & Textiles Collection at the University of Georgia (follow @ugahctc). 🎓

Labels: Sue Brett
From a 1971 digitized New York Times article:
"In 1946, [company owner Jack Baker] went into business for himself under his own name but found that he was being confused with another Jack Baker in the dress trade. He chose the name Sue Brett, which is derived from the French 'sou brette,' a theatrical term for a lady's maid and which brought to Mr. Baker's mind the figure of a dancing doll. The doll is the company's trademark."

Fiber/Care: cotton velvet with acetate lining / dry-clean

Condition: no flaws to note. the original belt is missing (ours not included).

*This vintage dress is clean and ready to wear.*

Garment Measurements:
 bust: 36"/91.5cm
 bodice length: 15.5"/39cm
 waist: 28"/71cm
 hips: 39"/99cm
 length: 42"/106.5cm

 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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