1950s Dorothy O'Hara Draped Front Black Crepe Dress
Dorothy O'Hara pieces have one thing in common - seaming, sexiness and they are all about highlighting a girl's assets. O'Hara was based in California and was a favorite of starlets and wanna be starlets, renowned for her figure hugging and enhancing dresses - especially the ones done in black. Her signature is a curving fit that is created but panels and inset that cinch in the waist and create the illusion of that coveted hourglass figure. This little black beauty is no exception with clever draping and seaming details that run down the front on an angle. a panel swoops across and under the bust on one side and another swoops across the waist and over the hip on the other to end in a draped panel that forms the front skirt. The bust line is cut in a V and the shoulders are rounded and follow the arm to just above the wrist. This dress would date to the late forties early fifties and is wonderful. Excellent condition.
Partially lined through the front bust with a silky black rayon, the rest of the dress is unlined. Closes with a back painted metal zipper. Ribbon edged interior hems and hand finishes.
Sleeves: 19.5" approx.
Shoulders: no defined seam
Bust: 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 14" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 19.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 17.5" from neck to waist
Skirt: 28" from waist to hem
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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