1950s Embroidered Strapless Slipper Satin Dress

This is a lovely black slipper satin cocktail dress with very femme fatale lines. It really does a wonderful job of combining a chic silhouette with a bit of a "vamp" feel. The skirt is cut in a lean pencil skirt with a fabulous panel of fabric that sits over the back and wraps part way around the sides. This creates a real couture feel and added volume. The bodice is strapless with a banded panel that sits just under the bust and really defines the upper torso. The bandeau bust line has cups overlaid and these are set to give extra volume there with each curved and peaked. Each overlay at the bust has a fabulous silk braided cord embroidery. Excellent condition

Has a second layer of the same fabric to act as the lining throughout. Lightly boned through the bodice. It closes with a back painted metal zipper. The seam areas show perhaps the teeniest bit of extra shiniest but this is to be expected with this fabric and the age of the dress. Its the natural patina of the fabric.

Bust: 16.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Seam at under-bust: 14" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 13" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 10" from top of bodice to waist seam
Skirt: 28" from waist seam to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-SML

Item# E582

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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