1950s Embroidered Net Creeds Strapless Gown

This gown only has its Creed label, however, I am certain that this would have been a designer piece from the time. I know that at some point in the future I will stumble across a photo of this dress somewhere and curse my luck for not having found it sooner! It really is incredible and the construction belies a couture touch. The exterior of the gown is a black net over which a delicate floral design has been embroidered over the entire surface in a fine blue thread. It has its own separate crinoline to add the volume through the skirt that you see. This is made of a starched blue net with inner panels of black tulle. It has extra fabric through the back to create that slight bustle effect once worn under the gown. A hand placed black silk banding at the waist gives definition. I took a detail photo of the closures so you can get an idea of the workmanship. Really a beautiful gown. Excellent condition.

The gown is fully lined in silk through the bodice and the very inner skirt. A layer of silk net and silk chiffon sit between that and the exterior layer of net. The bodice is boned with a full foundation garment built in. This inner corset closes with hook and eye and the gown closes with a painted metal zipper. The crinoline closes with Hook & eye.Hand finished.

Bust: 16" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 12" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: open
Bodice: 8.5" from top of bodice to waist
Skirt: 37" from waist to hem at the front, 42" at the back

Crinoline (you could easily adjust the waist to fit if needed)
Waist: 11 3/4" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: open
Length: 34" from waist to hem at the front, 39" at the back

Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-SML

Item# E519

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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