harvey berin

1950s Harvey Berin Silk Peach Dress

Truly beautiful and exceptional piece designed by Karen Stark for Harvey Berin. It is impeccably constructed and cut to follow a girl's curves but in a fresh and innocent kind of way. The bodice is a sleek and simple expanse of silk satin that is cut and seamed to form a wasp waist silhouette The neckline is a simple scoop in both the front and back. I love the little extra pleat detail that sits on each cap sleeve. The waist is very fitted and a sweet band circles the wearer and ends in a darling bow at the front. Soft pleats gently sit under the vertical seaming and allow for the fullness of the skirt. A band circles the hem and is caught up in little scoops with flats bows sitting at intervals all around the hem. It is darling and the inside is constructed as well as the outside is beautiful. Excellent condition!

Shoulders: no defined seams
Bust: 15" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 11.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: open
Bodice: 15" from neck to natural waist
Skirt: 28" from natural waist to hem

Lined through the bodice with a matching color silk organza and the skirt is lined with a cotton muslin in the same color. It closes with a hand set back painted metal zipper. I chose not to photo it with a crinoline under but you could add a light crinoline and get a very full round shape. Note that is does zip all the way up - it is just too small on my mannequin. The color is perhaps a touch deeper and richer in person then how it photographed!

Modern Sizing equivalent: XS

Item# DD1024

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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