1950s Gold Silk Taffeta Designer Party Dress Ensemble - New!
Bust: 32 - 34 inches + 81 - 86 cm
Waist : 24 -25 inches + 61 - 63.5 cm
Bodice Length From Outside Shoulder: 16 inches + 40.5 cm
Total Length: 40 inches + 102 cm
Length: 15 inches + 38 cm (at longest point)
Sleeves: Raglan and bracelet length
* Vintage 1950s pale gold silk satin dress
* Classic silhouette with cinched waist and very full skirt
* Sleeveless bodice with shelf bust and deep-v neckline
* Lace overlay on bust area to shoulders
* Front fastening with rhinestone buttons and hook and loop closures
* Bolero features wide gathered sleeves, and fastens under bustline
* Label reads "Carlye"
Established in 1938, the Carlye Dress Corporation focused on designing fashion lines tailored exclusively for the younger woman. This hugely popular company grew to become one of the greatest junior wear fashion labels in the USA. It maintained its popularity right through to the early 1960s. Signature fashion elements for the brand were the prolific use of lace inserts and pin-tucking in their clothing designs, and their high quality construction techniques. The business was taken over by the clothing manufacturing giant Leslie Fay in the mid 1960s and subsequently merged into their existing lines.
This beautiful dress is in excellent vintage condition for its age. No notable flaws that I can see - a tiny bit of seam stress around waist area. I am not sure if the last loop fastener is original -all the others have metal loops but the last one has a threaded loop - does not show when fastened but refer to close up photographs. Shown with a crinoline for presentation purposes and not included in the sale. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.
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