Vintage 1950s Cranberry Red Flocked Taffeta Dress- New!
Bust: 36 inches + 91 cm
Waist: 26- 27 inches + 66 - 68 cm
Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 14.5 inches + 37 cm
Total Length from Outside Shoulder: 45 inches + 114 cm
Zipper Length: 14 inches + 36 cm
Hem Length: none
Seam Allowance: 0.5 inches + 1.25 cm (per side)
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 a cranberry red taffeta with black floral flocking with polka dots
* Classic silhouette with a shaped waist and full skirt
* Sleeveless bodice with V-shaped neckline
* Shelf bust decorated with black velvet ribbon
* Bodice features two black velvet buttons at centre front
* Princess seamed from under bust to flounce - no waist seam
* Skirt is A-line with a large flounce either side of centre front shaped in an arc
* Decorative black velvet trim follows the arc & joins lower centre front
* Unlined, finished seams with machined hem and side metal zipper
* Unlabelled but professionally made
No notable flaws that I can see - a tiny bit of rubbing to the flocked velvet but hardly noticeable to the overall appearance. Traces remain of an inbuilt-petticoat but it has been completely removed. Belt loops but no belt.
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.
Stunning dress with an unusual construction. The cranberry colour is gorgeous. Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.
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