suzy perette

1950s 3D Flower Applique Green Silk Suzy Perette Dress

This Suzy Perette dress is absolutely heavenly. I have actually had this in my archives for quite a while and will be sad to see it leave the shop but know that the girl who buys it will be thrilled upon its arrival. Finding pieces like this from this era that are this beautiful is becoming more and more rare.  It is made of brilliant emerald silk that is cut to perfect and has a heavy detailing of 3 dimensional flowers and vines trailing across its bodice and skirt. The work and time to create this level of detail is mind boggling and the end result is just fantastic. The bodice is strapless with a wide band around the upper portion. It is cut to fit and mold around the bust and nips in at the waist. Below that the skirt opens in a wonderful full shape with the illusion of a wrapped over effect with a stunning curved line at the hem. This allows the fabric of the skirt to drape and curve under the hips and the 3D applique follows this beautiful draping so the entire dress has this soft and romantic quality to it. At the waist sits two large hand made rosettes and over and down the draping on the skirt is a trail if leaves, flowers and vines. Each is hand made from the same fabric as the dress and placed by hand to perfectly follow the natural folds. It is just amazing. Excellent condition.

The exterior of the skirt is fully interlined in a green silk organza and then there is an inner lining made of the same fabric as the exterior. The bodice is lined in the same exterior fabric and is lightly boned. It closes with a back painted metal zipper. hand finished and beautifully constructed. The color is a truer, purer emerald green and even better in person.

Bust: 16.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 12.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: open
Bodice: 11" from top of bodice to waist
Skirt: 26" from waist to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-SML

Item# DD2594

This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival.

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