1940s Silk Taffeta Ribbon Gown

I love this gown! There is something whimsical and wonderful about these pieces form the 40s that incorporated striping of vibrant colour don't you think? It seems to convey an instant bit of joy! This is a really pretty piece and though it is not perfect 9see condition description below) it is so unusual and pretty that I think it deserves a few more rounds on a dance floor before its retired permanently! The bodice is simply cut and has a fantastic wide swath of that ribbon detail added. It extends around the neck halter style and a huge bow has been created - all perfectly placed to silhouette the face as prettily as possible. The skirt has miles of fabric and drapes beautifully. That same wide ribbon has been sewn on an angle so you get the illusion that it encircles the top portion of the skirt and fools the eye into an extra bit of movement. The colors are classic 1940s - pinks and greens mixed with a deep blue and yellow - all on a black silk taffeta a base. Gorgeous!

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