Late 1950s to Early 1960s Red & Blue Taffeta Dress- New!

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$229.00 USD
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$229.00 USD
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Measurements

Size: Small

Bust: 36 inches + 91 cm

Waist: 28 inches + 71 cm

Hips: open

Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 16.5 inches + 42 cm

Total Length from Outside Shoulder: 41 inches + 104 cm 

Zipper Length: none

Hem Length: 1 inches + 2.5 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.

 

Description

* Late 1950s to early 1960s navy eyelet taffeta dress

* Classic silhouette with a fitted waist and full skirt

* The navy taffeta has been stencil cut to give an eyelet appearance

* Sleeveless bodice with sweetheart neckline

* Red pleated taffeta shelf bust with thin spaghetti straps

* Red self-fabric bow under the bust

* Skirt is very full almost full circle with an inverted V-shaped opening at centre front

* Exposed red inset underskirt with deep pleated tier

* Fully lined in red taffeta with side metal zipper and handstitched hem

* No label but looks professionally made

 

Condition 

Excellent. 

No notable flaws that I can see. The dress has been let out at the back bodice seam but only noticeable on close inspection. I found a couple of nicks to the cut-out stencils but can't find them to photograph. There is a cut-out piece to the red taffeta lining at the skirt - don't know why but it does not affect the outside or wearability of the dress. 

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.

 

Comment 

This dress has such an amazing silhouette. A rare beauty! I feel this could have possibly been made by a British designer label, it has that appearance.  Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.

 

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COVID-19

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We now offer an alternate express delivery service via DHL for those of you who want your packages more expediently. This option is currently delivering packages within a seven-day timeframe from pick-up.

Availability
This item is within our selling stock. In the unlikely event that two buyers purchase this item concurrently, payment will be immediately refunded to the latter purchaser. We apologise in advance should this rare circumstance arise.


Postage
We make every effort to post your item within 1-3 days of payment. Should a circumstance arise where we are unable to post within this timeframe (eg we are away at a fair) we will contact you immediately. Please note that our postage charges are based on standard international and domestic air packages - all with tracking. If you want to upgrade to express postage or require insurance, please contact us prior to checkout and we will adjust the rates accordingly.

LayBys/Layaways
Yes we do offer flexible layby/layaway options and are open to negotiation as to the time period. Obviously, the more expensive the item the longer the time you will have to finalise payment. Contact us to see how accommodating we can be :)

Alterations
Obviously, as these are one- off pieces, the fit may not be quite what you need. To this end, we also offer an alteration service by professional seamstresses. Please shoot us an email outlining what you want and we will quickly respond with a quote and timeframe. Costs are kept to a minimum for this service.

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Photography
Our photos are taken with a mix of studio and ambient lighting. Whilst we take care with the colour balance of our photos, individual computer monitors register colours differently depending on their calibration. If you want the exact colour shade drop us a line and we will give you the Universal Pantone colours that match the item.