1950s Nathan Strong Silk & Lace Dress
Absolutely gorgeous 1950s dress with superb detailing and construction! From designer Nathon Strong it is a classic fifties cocktail or dinner dress and has that subtle sexiness that pieces from this time are renowned for. The front is all chic elegance - the skirt is fitted and to just below the knee. A wide silk hand gathered band cinches in the waist. The top is a lady like lace with rounded shoulders and to the elbow sleeves. Under that is a full bodice with tiny straps. The back is just delicious with a low, skin baring back and that waist band is swept up and gathered into a large bow that sits in the small of the back! Lovely lines, well made and a stunning details - all add up to† really wonderful example of how fabulous dresses were from this era! It is a beautiful, classic dress, that is wonderfully made and in excellent condition.
Shoulders: no defined seams
Bust: 17î flat across from side seam to side seam of the inside bodice
Waist: 12.5î flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 18.5î flat across from side seam to side seam of the lining
Bodice: 11" from shoulder to top of waist band
Waist band: 4"
Skirt: 24" from bottom of waist band to hem
Fully lined through the skirt in a fine black silk organza and through the bodice in the same silk as the exterior of the skirt. It closes with a low back painted metal zipper and has hook and eye to keep the back silk bow in place. The color of the lace has a touch more of a taupe hue then shown - the photo of the close-up of the bodice is closest to the true color.
Modern Sizing equivalent: XS (2-4, maybe small 6 as it did zip on my mannequin)
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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