1950s Fully Sequined Fringe Black Dress

Sometimes that little black dress that you can pop on and it is the perfect marriage of ease, sophistication and yet still have that pow factor is a hard thing to find. This wonderful piece from the fifties just might be a contender. Off the body it seems pretty but inconsequential, but once on, it has a way of hugging the body that is infinitely flattering. A very simple cut - it is basically a chic sheath with a nipped in waist. The bodice has a flattering scoop neck and the back is also scooped a little lower. The skirt cut long and lean. The entire dress is completely covered in hand placed sequins in a glossy black. To this are 8 scalloped bands of seed bead fringing that give the dress movement and a bit if sass. I love the way it gleams in the light! Very old Hollywood and in excellent condition.

Fully lined in a silky black rayon, it closes with a back metal zipper.

Bust: 16" flat across the back from side seam to side seam
Waist: 12.5" flat across the back from side seam to side seam
Hips: 17.5" flat across the back from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 15" from shoulder to waist seam
Skirt: 35" from waist to bottom hem

Modern Sizing equivalent: XS-SML

Item# E413

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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