1950s Pink Floral Silk Cocktail Dress
Fantastic silk taffeta party dress straight from the era that defined the cocktail party! This is wonderful and beautifully constructed piece made from a high grade silk taffeta in a deep deep pink with a washed floral screened pattern over it. The neckline is quite beautiful with a square cut whose corners are caught up in pretty silk rosettes made of the same fabric. I love how the shoulders are rounded and they swoop over each shoulder in soft pleats to be caught up in the corners of that neckline - its a delicate, feminine touch! The skirt is quite fitted and is cut long and lean with subtle flat pleats that allow the wearer to be able to move despite its strict seeming cut. The entire piece has the sculptural feel of the Balenciaga pieces of the day! No label but it has the feel of a high end piece. Excellent condition!
Shoulders: no defined seams
Sleeves: approx 16"
Bust: 16" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 13" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 17" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 15" from shoulder to top of elastic at the waist Skirt: 27" from waist to hem
Unlined and closes at the side with a hidden zipper that looks like a replacement of the original but was extremely well done. The original belt is present and from the front looks perfect but the backing has cracked and shows wear and some parts are missing. This of course does not show when on and is mentioned for accuracy only. There are two small pinholes under one arm that I had a stitch put into to secure and make stable and a tiny bit of wear to the fabric at the top back of the seam at the neck. Priced accordingly. High end construction and surely a custom or designer piece.
Modern Sizing equivalent: XS
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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