1950s Silk Low Skirted Cocktail Dress

I love the simplicity of this dress due to it being constructed out of a black silk but having fairly simple lines. The skirt is dropped and starts low on the hip and is very full. It has a built in tulle underskirt that creates that dramatic shape! Having it sit so low give the illusion of an even smaller bodice and waist and hip as the ye is tricked to look down. The waist is nipped in but defined by vertical seaming. The buttons are each hand covered in the same fabric and each buttonhole is finished properly in tradition dressmaking fashion. I love the little rounded Peter Pan collar and the to the elbow sleeves. This dress had no label but i am sure it must have had one at some point - it is just too well made not to have had! Very chic and in excellent condition.

Shoulders: 15"
Sleeves: 17"
Bust: 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Natural waist: 13" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 17" flat across from side seam to side seam at the piping - open below
Bodice: 21" from neck to dropped waist
Skirt: 18" from dropped waist to hem

Unlined with an attached inner tulle crinoline in the low skirt. It closes with the front buttons and hook & eye at the waist. The buttonholes are all properly finished and it has an overall high end feel. It appears that the back seams where let out at some point and in certain light there is the faint tell tale lines. Very slight creases near the elbow that stayed in the fabric even after cleaning

Modern Sizing equivalent: XS-SML

Item# D477

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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