1950s Hand Beaded Silk Column Gown

This British Crown Colony silk gown is absolutely stunning. The fabric is a silk dupioni in a beautiful cream color that has a touch of a gold hue to it! It has an air of refinement and elegance to it through the combination of the silk and the thick panels of beading. The dress itself is a simple cut - a scooped collar is set on both the front and the back. The body of the dress is a simple sheath that skims the body to the ground with a slight A-line. Vertical seaming allows the waist to curve in without breaking the line with an actual seam across the waistline. Beautiful trails of gold vines run over the dress in vertical panels with flowers adoring the vines and coral and red beads highlighting the entire pattern! These are extremely well done and all glass beads - it not only adds a wonderful glint and sparkle to the dress but it also gives the weight that rich, heavy feel that you only get with vintage beaded pieces! Wonderful piece and in excellent condition.

The dress is fully lined in a fine grade cream tissue silk. It closes with a back painted metal zipper. The inside seams are finished with a ribbon edging and are hand done. There is a small amount of beads missing off the top of each shoulder but it does not deter from the overall look and is only mentioned for accuracy. Each hip has been let out slightly and you can faintly see the stitch line.

Bust: 18.5" flat across the back from side seam to side seam
Waist: 14" flat across the back from side seam to side seam
Hips: 21" flat across the back from side seam to side seam
Bodice: approx 15" from neck to natural waist (no defined waist seam)
Skirt length: approx 39" from natural waist to hem (no defined waist seam)

Modern Sizing equivalent: MED

Item# E448

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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