1950s Silk Satin Rosette Cocktail Dress

Here we have a truly beautiful little piece with no label in the most lovely of blues - the camera did not quite capture the correct tone - in person it is more of a deep cornflower blue and I think the new owner will be very pleased with it when they see it up close. It is well constructed and cut to follow a girl's curves but not in an overtly sexual kind of way. The bodice is a curving and simple expanse of silk satin that is cut to cross and wrap over itself at the front and dip in the back. The waist nips in with a series of pretty curved seams and is highlighted there by a silk satin rosette set to one side. Soft pleats run down to shape the skirt and a pretty bow sits at the back. I did not photo it with a crinoline underneath but the skirt is full enough that you could add one for more fullness. It has two small flaws that are noted below.

Partially lined through the bodice with a burgundy silky rayon and the skirt is unlined. It closes with a back painted metal zipper. In person it is more of a deep cornflower blue. It has a mark in the fabric on the back of one shoulder - probably from improper storage (it was impossible to photo but is present). there is also a faint water stain near the hem that gets lost in the fold but is seen when the dress is laid out flat (photoed). Because of the placement it is still extremely wearable but has been priced significantly lower so is a real steal.

Bust: 17" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 13" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: open
Neck: 43.5" from natural neck to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED

Item# E598

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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