1950s Sequin and Silk Kay Selig Cocktail Dress

The top portion of this lovely dress features iridescent sequins that are hand applied and gradually change from cream to blue as they near the waistline. The halter top crosses at the front and dips to the waist at the back. Silk cinches in the waist and the skirt is cut narrow, A bow at the back is the prefect finish. It closes with a low back zipper and is fully lined with an interior bustier. Hand finished with very minor sequin loss. Two dots of water marks on the waist band. A stunner!

Bust: 17-18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 12" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 12" from shoulder to top of waist band
Band: 4"
Skirt: 24" from waist to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS

Item# DD1218

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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