1950s Floral & Nude Applique Bust Black Silk Bombshell Dress

This lovely little black fifties cocktail dress is a dream. It is a real bombshell of a dress and these are really exception ones are getting harder and harder to find. This one is made of a black silk faille with a beautifully sculpted and appliqued bodice detail. The dress is sculpted to the body with vertical seaming that curves the dress around the bust, nips it in at the waist and skims to over the hips to a long, slightly flaring pencil skirt. That fantastic bodice inset is constructed from a lingerie weight, nude stretch netting covered with open cut floral appliques, all partially backed with a nude lining. This beautiful panel sweeps low down the front and curves up and over the shoulders to a deep V at the back. Very sensual and fabulous. Excellent condition

The bodice is constructed of a layer of lingerie weight net over a nude silky rayon and the skirt is lined in a black muslin. It closes with a painted metal back zipper. The applique work is hand applied with the stitches clearly seen on the inside lining.

Bust: 17-18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 12.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 40" from neck to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-SML

Item# E597

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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