1950s Brilliant Blue Silk Satin Dress w Wrap Detailing & Matching Cropped Bolero Jacket
I recently sold a coat that came from the same source as this dress and my client has now let me have this piece. It is obviously a match to the coat but we think it might have been ordered as its own piece and the owner would have then been able to mix and match the pieces. Like the coat this set has no designer label present but it is extremely well made and very beautiful. It is cut to be slightly more fitted through the bodice with two tiny silk straps curving up and over each shoulder. The waist nips in and then the skirt flares out in a beautiful curve. What makes this dress unusual is the apron like overlay that sits on the dress on both the back and front. There is an extra panel of fabric that extends out from the seam to the bodice and then becomes an overlay of fabric. These curve over the centre of both sides of the dress and then curve in to meet at the bottom sides of the hem. The underside of the panel is lined in a brilliant vivid green. I love the little straps that hook into place at the waist and how these straps have been lined in that same green. And the little bows that anchor each of those straps at the back are heaven. When you move you get the tiniest flash of the green that is just magic. Over this is the most minimally cut cropped bolero that is made from the same blue silk satin as the dress. It is a wonderful piece of unlabeled vintage that is a high end piece and absolutely gorgeous. Excellent condition with a minor note below.
Fully lined in a blue silk with bright green silk backing there areas you see and that are described above. It closes at the side with a metal zipper and the strap on that side snaps into place. The bolero has no closures and just slips on to wear. Hand finished and very well made. I see a tiny snag in the silk and two tiny areas were the silk has frayed a touch along the upper edge of the bodice. Please see the last two photos.
Bust: 17" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 14" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 42" from neck to hem
21" wide flat across seam to seam and 10" high
Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED
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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