XS to S
Bust: measures 35” flat to fit approx. 34”
Waist: measures 27” flat to fit approx. 26” (as shown)
Hip: free Length: 39” from shoulder to hem in front
Underarm to waist length: 7”
Waist to hem length: 25.5”
Shoulder to shoulder: 15” across back
This sheer mesh dress from the late 1950s or early 1960s is technically what we would call and “overdress”—designed to be worn over a full slip. That said; don’t let us stop you, however you choose to wear it! This sleeveless late 1950s dress has a round neckline, bust darts for shaping the bodice and a full, pleated skirt--about knee length on our tall mannequin. It is a wrap-around style with a tie at the back of the neck and hooks and eyes at the back of the waist. The skirt overlaps just a bit at the center back. The hook at the waist could be moved up to one inch larger, but this will remove the center back overlap. The sheer mesh is crisp to the touch and a little stiff, perhaps a blend of rayon and acetate. The dress is in very good condition: there is one small flaw in the mesh at the top of the left shoulder (see close-up photo). This sheer black dress will look great worn over a bright colored slip for contrast, a black slip for a more subtle style, or one in flesh tone for a “nude” look.