1950s Pale Blue Silk Dress
For some reason this completely reminds me of the gown that Grace Kelly made famous even though it is a slightly different cut. It seems to be exactly a gown that she would have chosen and has that feel of that old Hollywood glamour to it. Made of a ice blue in a beautiful fine silk satin it is extremely well made and it makes me batty that there is no label in it as it surely is a designer piece as it has all the hallmarks of a high end garment! The straps unbutton on both sides inside the top edge so that it can be worn with the straps or as a strapless gown. The bust is fitted and boned and the waist nips in. It is cut narrow through the skirt so you get a very sexy walk but opens through the bottom hem with a beautiful mermaid shapes skirt so it is not difficult to walk in. On the proper size girl it will fit like a second skin - it is actually a touch loose on my mannequin but I did not want to pin the fabric and potentially mark it. Excellent condition and a true testament to the level of dressmaking during this time period.
Fully lined in pale blue tissue silk that is entirely hand set. Hand set, painted metal zipper. Hand covered and set boning through the shaped bodice. Straps unbutton so it can be worn strapless. A wide band of horsehair ribbon is set within the hem so it keeps it shape and fullness.
Bust: 17" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 13" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 15" from top of bodice to waist
Skirt: 40" from waist to hem with an additional 2" at the back
Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED
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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