1950s Pattulo-Jo Copeland Wiggle Dress
Absolutely gorgeous 1950s dress with superb detailing! The contrast and visual slimming effect from the play between that fitted black pencil skirt and the stunning bodice treatment is just wonderful. The skirt is cut to follow a girls curves and snugly runs over the hip and into a cinched waistline. I love the panel of fabric that runs down the back skirt like a sexy little flat tail. The bodice is amazing - three layers of silk satin in a soft pink, a deep hot pink and a off-white sit in wide vertical panels. The arms seem to flow out from under that top draped swatch of fabric and the back dips slightly! A fabulous example of Copeland's work! It is a beautiful, classic dress, that is wonderfully made and in excellent condition.
Bust: 16.6" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 13" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 19" flat across from side seam to side seam of the lining
Bodice: approx 14" from shoulder to waist (sits low on the shoulder)
Skirt: approx 25" from waist to hem
The very upper bodice is backed in a cream silk and the body and skirt are unlined. It closes with a back painted metal zipper and there are hook & eye to close the satin bodice part over that. There is a very light yellowish mark on the cream overlay as photoed. You could have this taken up and it would disappear. It is not crazy noticeable so has been left as original and priced to take the cost of this small alteration by the new owner into account. It can absolutely be worn as is still!
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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