1950s Exotic Print Organza Dress & Wrap

This is not the type of piece you automatically think of when you think of the fifties but a small group of designers - like Tina Leser for example - were producing pieces made of exotic fabrics like this. Its very exotic and colorful and quite beautiful. The overlay is a silk organza in a deep burnt coral. It has gold and metallic blue threading running through it along with woven in stripes of red and coral. I love the shots of purple and greens too! It's strapless and the top skirting is very full. The organza has a nice bit of shape to it so the illusion of a very full skirt is kept. This comes with its original wrap. It has no label but if this did turn out to be a Tina Leser piece I would not be surprised! Wonderful piece and in excellent condition!

Bust: 16" flat across the back from side seam to side seam with a built in cup area that will approx accommodate an A to B cup.
Waist: 14" flat across the back from side seam to side seam
Hips: the underskirt measures 21" flat across the back from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 8" from top of bodice at front to waist seam
Skirt: 31" from waist seam to bottom hem

Fully lined in a coral silky rayon. It closes at the back with a painted metal zipper. The belt is original and is made of a matching fabric. It is backed with a stiffening fabric and attached.

Modern Sizing equivalent: SML (6-8)

Item# D339

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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