1950s Sequin, Rhinestone & 3D Floral Detailed Polished Cotton Dress

This gown is made from a polished cotton which is an unusual choice for an evening piece. That, combined with the amount of details put into it, gives it a very special feel and I adore it. The fabric is very pretty with a floral palette that is made up of a combination of pink and coral flowers on an abstract taupe and white backdrop. The pattern is done to give it the feeling of a watercolor and this pretty effect just adds to its allure. The skirt is very full and cut so that it sits slightly longer and fuller at the back. Extra fabric is gathered just under the mid-back to give it that pretty fullness. Under the skirt is an attached crinoline made of a yellow, ruffle edged tulle for fullness and the skirt itself is lined with dressmakers paper so that it holds and keeps its shape. At the front there are angled, flat pleats that are set to work in and up towards the center waist so that you get shape without bulk. To highlight the waist there is a wide mustard colored silk satin sash that wraps around the waist. At the back, this sash is set in a large half bow and then the ends trails almost to the floor in two wide panels. The bust is suspended from the shoulders with teeny straps that curve down and into the low back. It is finished internally with boning for added structure. It is elaborately finished with curving trails of sequins, prong set rhinestones and the most amazing 3D floral appliques made of the same floral fabric. It is wonderful and with all those 1950s details that makes pieces from this time period so very special. Excellent condition.

The skirt and waist are backed with dressmakers paper. The bodice has an additional partial lining of a cream silky rayon and is boned. There is an inner attached tulle net skirt that ties to close behind the zipper at the waist. The bow is attached and hooks and snaps into place. It closes with a back painted metal zipper. It appears to have been worn very little if at all.

Bust: 17.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 14" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: open
Bodice: 12" from shoulder to slight empire waist
Skirt: 42" from slight empire waist to front hem, 53" to back hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED

Item# E497

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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