1950s Heavily Beaded Silk Coral Gown
There is no label on this but the level of work and construction hints that it may well have been either a custom or designer piece that has sadly lost its label at some point. The work, fabric and construction are just too good for it to have been off the rack! The color has photoed as a pink but please know that it has more of a coral tone to it in person - the color is far more richer and towards the corals then it is the pink you see! The skirt is full and flows to the floor. The bodice is fitted and molds to the bodice. This is then covered with heavy 3D applique of silver seed beads, densely applied. It really gives the gown a wonderful effect and makes it so rich feeling! They are all glass to so the gown has a good solid weight to it! Just wonderful!
Fully lined in the same silk and closes with a back painted metal zipper. This gown is constructed to very high standards. The bead work is very heavy and 3D. It was all hand done onto lace applique and then these were hand applied to the dress. There is perhaps some beads missing but no bare areas and it presents well. There is a tiny amount of shattering under the arms that seems stable and it did not get worse when cleaned- please see the photo. If it worsens you could have the arm taken down a touch to eliminate this. Priced with this taken into account. It is too stunning not to list!
Bust: 17" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 14" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 15" from neck to waist
Skirt: 35" from waist to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML
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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