Bust: measures approx. 35” flat to fit around 34”. Note: The bust will be best for larger cup size (our mannequin can’t come close to filling it out!) and is somewhat adjustable in size, since the bodice is backless.
Ribcage: measures 29.5” flat to fit up to 29” maximum
Waist: measures 27” flat to fit approx. 26”
Hip: measures 39” flat to fit approx. 36” to 37”
Length: 40” shoulder to hem
Underarm to waist length: 8”
Waist to hem: 24.75”
Label: removed (Lilli Diamond)
This sarong style Lilli Diamond bombshell black 1950s dress is truly worthy of the name! The sexy sweetheart bodice is draped to enhance your shape and boned at each side seam to help keep it in place; it is held up by a sparkling rhinestone halter strap. The wide waist panel has a curved seam just under the bust, to further emphasize your curves! The skirt is a sarong or wrap style, with a curved hem in front. It is pleated and draped on the left side, echoing the pleated bodice. The rhinestone trim continues around the back of the bodice, which is technically backless, dipping fairly low to a center back, plastic zipper. The back of the skirt keeps things simple, with darts for shaping and a “wiggle” or pencil shape, with no slit or kick pleat at the hem. The dress is lined with black acetate taffeta. Although the Lilli Diamond label is missing (removed by the original owner, perhaps) from this fabulous, late 1950s cocktail dress, we have seen the same dress elsewhere with her label, and the construction and details are quite similar to other dresses by the same designer that we have handled in the past. It is in excellent condition with no issues to note.