Super Sale! 1950s Pink Herbet Sondheim Silk Dress & Jacket

$150 USD $375 USD

A very pretty fifties dress in a beautiful pink and cream. The silk hold the shades of pink so well and it just pops of the base. The dress is strapless and gathered in a soft knot across the front. The waist nips in and then the skirt flares out. The pleating is all down on each sde of the hip so the fullness sits more on the sides and you get a flatter front. which is flattering. Its still full enough that that if you wanted to add a crinoline it would work and you would get that full on cupcake feel. The jacket is cropped and edged in pink cotton velvet. A really lovely set that you can wear together or as mix with other pieces. Great condition.

The jacket is fully lined in an off-white grosgrain rayon. The dress is lined in the same through the bust and the skirt is unlined. You could add a crinoline under the skirt to get extra fullness. The jacket closes at the front with a hook & eye and the dress has a side painted metal zipper. The bodice is boned and the boning is set by hand within fabric casing. Note that the jackets velvet has slight grubbiness and slight fading the the edge of the back of the neck - this does not show when on. One cuff is noticeably lighter then the other - probably form sun exposure. It came with a bow made of the same velvet that may have been on the waist ro jacket at some point. It will be included and you could use it replace the cuff if it bothered you.

Bust: 17" flat across from side seam to side seam
Note that it is very full across the front, it was made for a larger bust
Waist: 13.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: open
Bodice: 10" from top of bodice to waist
Skirt: 25" from waist to hem

Sleeves: 18.5"
Shoulders: 14.5"
Bust: 17" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 14.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 14" from neck to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED

Item# DD1790

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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