suzy perette

1950s Black Lace Suzy Perette Flared Back Skirt Dress

This little beautiful Suzy Perette dress is made of a stunning black lace with a floral pattern built into it and backed by a black fabric, giving it a fabulous texture feel. The front is fitted like a glove with built in molding seaming around the cups for a bombshell silhouette. This curves into a nipped in waist and a tight skirt that hugs the hips. The back and sides of the skirt have built in panels of fabric that are very full and comprised of yards and yards of fabric, all backed by heavy dressmakers paper so it has a sculpted curved fullness that flares out around and behind you. It is photographed here as it naturally falls with no extra crinolines added. The panels are placed with perfection so that this extra skirting falls exactly as the designer intended - shaped and slightly sculptural. Amazing and presents as excellent condition.

Fully lined in black silky rayon and the panels are lined with heavy dressmakers paper in black. It closes with aback metal zipper. There is the slightest fading to the lace here and there - I believe this is from being stored in sun at some point. It is very faint and at first glance just seems to be the way the light hits the fabric. I have marked down the price a bit from what I was originally going to list it but I think its completely forgivable once on and absolutely wearable as is.

Bust: to 17.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 13.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 18.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 42" from neck to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED

Item# DD2219

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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