• 1950s Black Designer Black Silk Chiffon Cocktail Dress - New!
  • 1950s Black Designer Black Silk Chiffon Cocktail Dress - New!
  • 1950s Black Designer Black Silk Chiffon Cocktail Dress - New!
  • 1950s Black Designer Black Silk Chiffon Cocktail Dress - New!
  • 1950s Black Designer Black Silk Chiffon Cocktail Dress - New!
  • 1950s Black Designer Black Silk Chiffon Cocktail Dress - New!

1950s Black Designer Black Silk Chiffon Cocktail Dress - New!

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Measurements

Size: Small

Bust:  34 - 35 inches + 86 cm 

Under Bust: 32 inches + 64 cm

Waist: 26 -27 inches + 63.5 cm

Hips: 38 inches _ 

Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 16 inches + 38 cm

Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  41 inches + 117 cm 

Hem Length: none

Zipper Length: 13.5 inches + 34 cm

Note: Measurements are taken from outside, flat and stretched seam to seam. Please allow for individual fit and comfort.

 

Description

* Striking 1950s quality inky black silk chiffon designer cocktail dress

* Gorgeous silhouette with cinched waist and straight skirt

* Strapless bodice with pleated shelf bust

* Fishtail back has swag loop and tails with ostrich feather trim

* Bodice is boned for support

* The swag loop can be left to hang at back, draped around neck or elsewhere

* Fully lined with couture finishing

* Low back with metal zipper

* Label reads Edward Abbott 

Edward Abbott was a clothing business that specialised in a range of medium to higher priced evening clothes. The head designer was Wilson Folmar who worked there from 1957 to 1964.

 

Condition 

This dress is in excellent condition for its age.  No notable flaws that I can see, other than a minor snag in the tail at the bottom, not a hole. Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

 

Shop Policies

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 :)

Special Orders
If you are looking for something that you don't currently find in our shop - let us know we may be able to help you with a special listing!

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.