1950s Golden Silk Brocade Cocktail Dress

This fifties silhouette in all the candy colors and soft pastels of the rainbow is going to be a very strong trend and there is nothing better then finding a fantastic little original! This gorgeous little dress is made of an opulent golden silk brocade with a pretty, feminine floral pattern woven into the fabric. This really gives the fabric depth and a bit of a soft sheen that catches the light nicely. The bodice has a simple and flattering scoop at the front and the back dips a bit lower. A subtle yet sexy touch. The skirt is full without being overwhelming and the dress has its own separate underskirt that you just step into and tie around the waist. This pads it out just a touch and allows it to keep that beautiful full shape. I love the waist detailing - it is placed to curve and really help with the illusion of a nipped in waist while keeping the body looking lean and long. Excellent condition!

Bust: to 18" flat across the back from side seam to side seam
Waist: 12.5" from side seam to side seam
Hips: open
Bodice: 17" from shoulder seam to waist seam
Skirt length:19" from waist seam to bottom hem

Fully lined in a dyed to match silk organza. It comes with a separate rayon and tulle underskirt that you slip on and tie at the waist - it was photoed with only this underskirt - no additional crinolines were used. The dress closes at the back with a painted metal zipper. The attached waist detail was tied and then stitched in place to stay tied on one side, and then it snaps and you tie the other. There are two faint rust spots on the fabric but both are under the waist band so you only see them when you are putting the dress on - once on and fastened they are hidden! There is a touch of darkening near the hem. It has a very deep hem (about 6") and appears to have been adjust a couple of times in its history. The underskirt has a small repair.

Modern Sizing equivalent: XS-SM

Item# E403

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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