1950s Heavy Silk Swagged Mignon Dress

This dress has all the things that make dresses from this time period so wonderful. The construction is superb, the lining is all attached inside, a process that takes much time and precision. The bodice has been properly gusseted under each arm. The dress feels substantial, while remaining as lightweight and comfortable to wear. The waist nips in and the skirt under the swagged overlay is actually a fitted pencil skirt. The design on this one is all angles and overlays and unusual shapes. One portion of the front sweeps up and over the bust and ends in almost a point over one shoulder. The skirt has a whole overlay that warps from the back fabric, swoops over and up to end in a huge ruffle of fabric on one hip. Add to this the silk itself with has a wonderful design woven directly into the fabric. A really wonderful piece in excellent condition.

Shoulders: no defined seams
Bust: 19" flat across the back from side seam to side seam
Waist: 13" flat across the back from side seam to side seam
Hips: 19" flat across the back from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 16" from shoulder to bottom of waist seam
Skirt: 25" from bottom of waist hem to bottom hem

The dress is fully lined in black silk and closes with a back painted metal zipper. The original belt is present and it closes with large hook and eye.

Modern Size Equivalent: SML

Item# DD579

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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