Amazing Late 1950s Blue Silk Satin Cocktail Dress- New!
Size: Extra Small
Bust: 32 - 34 inches + 81 - 86 cm
Waist: 24 -25 inches + 61 - 63.5 cm
Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 16 inches + 41 cm
Total Length from Outside Shoulder: 46 inches + 117 cm
Zipper Length: none
Hem Length: 1 inches + 2.5 cm
Seam Allowance: there is a seam allowance but it would be difficult to let out and retain the lines
Note: Measurements are taken from outside, flat and stretched from seam to seam. This is the maximum size allowable, so please consider individual fit and comfort.
* Lovely late 1950s to early 1960s commercially made dress
* Fabric is French blue silk satin
* Sleeveless bodice with thin straps
* Sweetheart neckline with winged edges
* Open front with self-fabric button closures
* Amazing construction with a wide front
* Skirt at back is straight with fold-over wings created by the front overlapping
* Slit pockets in side seams and weights at hemline
* Lined, pinked and finished seams with handstitched hem
* Unlabelled but definitely commercially made
No notable flaws that I can see. Just a tiny bit of wear at the straps and underarm seams, nothing major.
Please note that these are vintage items that have been used and loved over the years, As such, they may display slight evidence of their age. Any notable flaws above and beyond this will be highlighted here.
Incredibly beautiful dress that is expertly tailored to give you those amazing lines. So stylish! I have included a colour swatch to give you the exact colour. It called Olympic Blue.
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