1950s Full Skirted Silk "New Look" Dress

This is a high quality 1950s dress with a very definitive "New Look" to it! Made of a silk faille it has a lovely structure to it - the fabric allows it ti retain its fullness and shape. The skirt is quite full and is made more so by the silk organza crinoline that comes with it! I am mad for the pleat-work that circles the waist - its a beautiful detail! The bodice is fitted with a shaped bust and pretty curved neckline. The sleeves are a masterpiece - they are firmed with pleats caught up under the arm and puff up and above the shoulder - just beautiful! Excellent condition with a couple small flaws that are noted below but do not detract when it is on- see below

Lined through the bodice with a cream colored silk. Note that this inner lining is starting to shatter near the back by the top edge - it is still stable so is sent as original but the lining may have to be removed down the road - this will not effect the dresses wear-ability. Small repair along the seams under one arm and there is one stable, pencil tip size hole in the skirt that gets lost in the fold.s Presents perfect when on. Hand finishes and high quality. Closes with a back, hand set, painted metal zipper and has an attached tie at the waist. Includes the original cream silk organza crinoline that came with it!

Shoulders: no defined seams
Bust: 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 14" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: open
Bodice: 15' from neck to waist
Skirt: 29" from waist to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML

Item# D389

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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