Tiers of lace and chiffon on a net backing form the skirt and crumb-catcher bust of this dreamy, candle-white gown. Fully boned bodice with sweetheart neckline. Attached, ruched chiffon cummerbund detail defines the nipped waist. Strapless dress has full-circle tiered skirt over somewhat slimmer net layer and silky, opaque full lining layer. Hanging loops. Metal Falcon side zip with top and waist hooks&eyes. Pure heaven for your wedding, formal, prom, or other special event. Union made in the U.S.A. in the 1950s. From the Mary C. estate.
We show the dress with and without a small, full-length modern petticoat (not included). A much larger crinoline could be worn, to create quite a bit of fullness. One similar to the one shown in the photos is available here.
Labels: only a 1955-'63 ILGWU and style/size tag remain
Fiber/Care: unmarked, polyester chiffon, nylon lace, acetate lining. washable! (contact us for how-to)
Condition: we repaired a tiny tear that is hidden under the bodice ruffles at center top (see photo for repair and its location), we made two additional inconspicuous repairs to the outer skirt -- one about 6" long at the bottom tier, the other about 3" long near the zipper just below the waist. neither is visible. there are a few tiny spots around the hem.
*This wedding gown or formal dress is freshly laundered and ready to wear.*
*This dress is very small (a 1950s size 8 is about a modern U.S. size 0 or 00). If you're concerned about fit, please visit our FITTING ROOM, and do not hesitate to contact us for assistance.*
bodice (side seam): 7.5"/19cm
bust: 31"/78.5cm plus boning to fit 32"/85cm
rib (below bust): 27.5"/70cm
waist: snug 24"/61cm
skirt length: 43"/109cm from waist
hem sweep: outer skirt is full circle, inner lining is 156"/395cm
For reference, Cecelia the Dress Form measures bust: 33.5, ribs: 27.5, waist: 23, hip: 34.5. We were just able to pull the dress up over her hips. The zipper closed easily over her waist, but could not close over her ribs and bust.
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(BDV SKU: 00490-005)