harvey berin

1950s Applique Silk Organza Harvey Berin

The softest palest, blush ballet slipper pink silk organza seems to float in layers of femininity on this wonderful dress. From tip to bottom the organza has been meticulously pin tucked into vertical rows that gradually widen as you near the hem of the skirt. Fine lace has been appliqued and edged with the silk cording in the same soft hue onto the bust and all around the bottom of the skirt. The bodice is sexy and gorgeous - it is a halter cut that circles the neck and hooks into place - and the halter is made from an extension of the lace applique! The edging of where the lace meets the organza is done so well ad so fine it is a thing of beauty to see all in itself! A delicate row of tiny silk covered buttons goes down the front bodice. The skirt is wonderfully full and is composed of layers and layers of fabric. It makes that wonderful rustle sound when you move. There is no way you will not feel 100% female in this dress and it would be suitable for an afternoon wedding as well as a cocktail dress. If you love it in the pictures you will be blown away when it arrives! Excellent condition.

Bust: 17" from side seam to side seam
Waist: 11.5" from side seam to side seam
Hips: open
Bodice: approx 15" from shoulder to waist
Skirt: 33" from waist to bottom hem

The dress is fully lined with several layers. The bodice in a ribbed grosgrain type silk and has a built in underpinning that is lightly boned. The skirt has a second organza layer under the top applique layer and net backed cream silk layer under that. Inside of that is silk net crinoline that is attached at the waist and closes with hook and eye. The dress closes with a side painted metal zipper and the back of the halter neck closes with hidden hook & eye. Note the lace has more of a pink tone that matches the pink of the silk - it photos a deeper cream then it is in real life. The dress is a true soft blush pink

Modern Sizing equivalent: XS (2-4)

Item# DD459

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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