Approximate size: modern XXS (vintage size label: 9)
Bust: measures 33” flat to fit approx. 32”
Waist: measures 24” flat to fit approx. 23”
Hip: measures 35” flat to fit approx. 32 to 33”
Length: 39” from shoulder to hem
Underarm to waist length: 7.5”
Shoulder to shoulder: 13”
Label: Another Ann Barry Jr.
This late 1950s or early 1960s black cocktail dress is a classic, mid-century LBD, with a sheer chiffon overlay, over an opaque, black acetate taffeta lining. The sleeveless boatneck bodice has a fitted shape with bust darts. The waist seam is trimmed with a narrow satin band, above a nearly straight skirt with tiny pleats just below the waist. In back, this elegant 1960s dress has a surprise: a lovely draped panel of black chiffon, extending diagonally from the right shoulder to the left hip, trimmed with a cute little bow, and then falling to just below the skirt hem in a graceful mini-train on the back left side. Pretty both coming and going, this authentic vintage cocktail dress is in excellent condition.