1950s Blue Dot Silk Taffeta Dance Dress

Absolutely gorgeous, silk taffeta cocktail dress with that full skirt that is so flattering and a sleek and fitted bodice with an unusual funnel type neckline. I love when silk taffeta is used for these extravagantly shaped dresses - it adds the weight it needs to hold the shape and so retains the intended cut and fullness. The taffeta used is also quite beautiful - it balk with tiny, brilliant sapphire blue diamonds woven through the fabric. The skirt is two full layers over each other so you get fullness whether you wear a crinoline or not (as pictured, but the crinoline is not included). Very pretty and romantic and in excellent condition! It reminds me of Grace Kelly!

Shoulders: 18" from seam to seam - note that it actually a slight drop shoulder
Bust: 18" flat across the inner bodice at the back from side seam to side seam
Waist: 13" from side seam to side seam
Hips: open
Bodice: 16" from shoulder to waist seam
Skirt: 29" from waist to bottom hem
Sleeves: 14" from dropped shoulder seam to cuff

The top of the dress is unlined and the skirt fully lined with a built in stiffened crinoline made of dressmakers horsehair "paper" to hold the shape. It was photoed with a second light crinoline under it but it will have loads of natural shape and swing if worn without one still. One tiny pinhole at the base of the seam under one arm that seems sound. It closes with a back painted metal zipper.

Modern Sizing equivalent: XS-SML (2-6)

Item# D361

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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