50s Pink Floral Silk Party Dress

SKU: 00497-030
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Wow! This 1950s silk party dress has all the touches that make mid-century vintage so dreamy. The fabric is a mid-weight silk featuring beautiful pink and fuchsia roses with green leaves on cream. Spaghetti straps, double-layer "crumb catcher" shelf bust held in place with French tacks. Nipped, defined waist. Pleated, slightly tulip-shaped skirt with gorgeous bow at the center inverted pleat, just above the hem. Lined at bodice only. Pinked seams, hem tape. Closes at back with a metal "double Talon" zipper and top hook&eye.

This dress was beautifully home sewn with care (note hand stitching in photo) by expert seamstress Dorothy E., she of the enviable wardrobe. Dress is shown with and without a small crinoline, not included.

Labels: "Vogue Couturier Design" (applied by the dressmaker and available with several of Vogue's expert-level, highly detailed patterns based on couture designs). 

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

Condition: no flaws to note

*We've had this dress professionally dry-cleaned and it is ready to wear.*

Garment Measurements:
 bodice side seam: 8"/20cm
 bust: fits up to 36"/91.5cm
 ribs: 29"/73.5cm
 waist: 25"/63.5cm (fits my 26.5" waist)
 hips: free
 skirt length: 25.5"/64.5cm
 hem sweep: 78"/198cm

Clipped at waist to fit Delphine.

Seam allowances are too slim to let this dress out. For reference, this dress fits me well, with a bit of room around the lower ribs. I am 5'5-1/2" and measure b: 35.5 (32D), w: 26.5, h: 35.5, and usually wears a U.S. modern size 2/4. I like my waistbands snug, but not tight.

Our items are not newly manufactured "vintage style" pieces. They are true vintage, at least 20 years old. Please read condition report provided above.

Note to International Customers: Significant overages in shipping fees (where applicable) will be refunded. You are responsible for any taxes or import fees.



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