1950s Coral Silk Satin Bow Dress
This is a wonderful gown from the late 1950s, maybe early 1960s. The gown is extraordinary. A heavy grade silk satin is hand dyed a salmon pink and that color, combined with the fabric choice, makes it seem to have an inner glow. A simple sheath that nips in slightly at the waist sits under a wrapped outer layer. Indeed, upon inspection one realizes that the outer layer is a finely constructed piece in its own right that is attached around the top back and sides and wraps separately around the inner sheath. The sides curve around the body and away down the sides. At the front where it meets it ties in an extravagant silk fringe tipped bow. Inside is a fully constructed inner corset with cups built in and boning. It has no label which is a shame as it has all the hallmarks of a very high end designer piece from this period. Lots of interior hand work and constructed to demi-couture standards. A really wonderful piece and so beautiful. Excellent condition.
The dress is fully interlined throughout in hand set silk organza. Inside the bodice of the inner dress is a beautifully made silk satin corset that is boned. It closes with a double, back painted metal zipper - one on the inner corset and one on the exterior layer. The neck strap hooks into place on one side - it can also be worn strapless if you tuck the strap in. The silk has some very, very minor scuffing here and there. This is a natural occurrence over time with this fabric and should not be considered a flaw
Bust: 15" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 14.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 57.5" from neck to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-SML
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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