Late 1950s Early 1960s Designer Black Sequin Cocktail Dress - New!

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$320.00 AUD
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SKU #1455


Size: Small - Medium

Bust up to: 36 inches + 91.5 cm 

Waist up to: 27 inches + 69 cm

Bodice Length: 16.5  inches + 42 cm

Hips: 38 inches + 96.5 cm

Total Length (from shoulder): 48 inches + 122 cm

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.



* Gorgeous late 1950s - early 60s slinky black rayon cocktail dress

* Decorated all-over with rows of sequins

* Classic silhouette with nipped waist and form fitting skirt

* Dress length is around lower calf in length not to floor

* Bodice is lined, skirt is unlined

* Working side metal zipper 

* Label reads "Emma Domb"

Emma Domb

The Emma Domb Manufacturing Company was inaugurated in 1939 by Emma Domb and Lorraine Domb Steinberg. Based in San Francisco, the company specialised in wedding, party and prom dresses, cocktail gowns and ensembles. During the 1950s, the Emma Domb label was known for its quality craftsmanship and beautiful fabrics. The label remains popular today for anyone who appreciates an alluring feminine silhouette.



This dress is in excellent condition with no rips, stains, fading or holes. The only issue of note is that there are a couple of missing teeth in the metal zipper but it does not appear to impede opening or closure. Priced accordingly.



This is a spectacular dress and really looks like a dress Marilyn Monroe would have worn back in the early 1960s. It's black,  figure-hugging, brimming with sparkling sequins, and made by Emma Domb ...what more could you ask?


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