1950s Marshall Field & Co Silk Satin Dress
This is a beautiful and refined 1950s cocktail or dinner dress with the most amazing lines. There is no doubt that it is a designer piece in my mind but sadly the only label still present is the Marshall Field & Co. Specialty shop label. They carried the high end pieces hence the intuition on my part that this is indeed an labeled piece. It is also extremely well made and the extra attention paid to the bust line detailing only confirms my gut feeling. It is made of that exceptional, rich silk satin - delicious to touch and wear. It is a true inky black and the skirt has a nice fullness to it without being overtly full. I love the pleat work at the back waist where the skirt is set in. The bodice is stunning with a fitted silhouette and a low back suspended by the inch or so thick straps, The bodice is amazing - each side has a curved and looped detailing that can be highlighted and stood up as I have done or you can gently steam them so they lay more princess style and flatter. It is wonderfully constructed and of high quality. Excellent condition!
Bust: 17" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 14" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 15" from neck to natural waist
Skirt: 30" from natural waist to hem
Fully lined in a black silky rayon and closes with a back painted metal zipper. A true deep black
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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