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Viva Vintage Clothing

Black 1950s party dress full skirt taffeta lace | L

$85.00

Black 1950s party dress full skirt taffeta lace | L

$85.00
Item #:
DR1249
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Product Description

Size: L
Bust: measures 42” flat, to fit approx. 41-42”
Ribcage: measures 36” flat
Waist: measures 32” flat to fit approx. 31”
Hip: full (52” flat)
Length: 44.5” from shoulder to hem in front
Underarm to waist length: 8”
Waist to hem length: 27.5”
Label: Smart Miss

This larger-size, full-skirted 1950s party dress in black taffeta and lace has lovely details, like the micro-pleated panels of taffeta in the skirt, alternating with black lace panels in a zigzag pattern. Each skirt panel is edged with pretty ruffled lace trim. The lace sections on the skirt, and on the wide straps, are backed with ivory tulle, the better to show off the floral design. The sweetheart bodice also features a pleated panel, with self-fabric piping. The crisp black taffeta is most likely rayon. The moderately full skirt includes an under-layer of black tulle, while the bodice is unlined. The dress is shown here with an added crinoline underneath, which is not included (although we do have some available for sale--ask us about sizes and colors). It fastens with a side metal zipper. The previous owner added small panels of taffeta into the bust/underarm area for more coverage. They may be easily removed if you prefer. Our second photo shows the dress unclipped to the mannequin, to give a better idea of its actual size. In very good condition, the dress has one issue: a slightly yellowed area in one section of the ivory-tulle-backed lace, at the center front of the skirt (see close-up and back side photos). It will likely be less noticeable under normal wearing conditions than under our bright photo lights. This fabulous 1950s cocktail dress will make a versatile addition to your evening wardrobe—just add heels and jewelry, and you’re all ready for your next event!

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