1950s Silk Satin & Beaded Evening Dress

This dress is amazing! It has almost an Edwardian Pannier feel to it and I am crushed that there is no longer a label present as I am certain it would be a piece made by a well known design house. It is very, very well made and of high quality. The bodice has a square cut neckline and this cleverly allows that trail of bead work that goes from hem to shoulder and around to stay the same width and fullness the entire span of its application. The back scoops and this draws the eye to the abundance and fullness of the skirting just below the lower back. The bead work expands to either side when it nears the hem and is planned to perfection to work with the folding and pleating of the skirt. Flat wide pleats are worked into each side and soft rounded pleats sit at the back but the front is left flat - this really keeps it form being overwhelming when worn. It is hand finshed and the inner skirts are of the old dressmakers paper - another sign of high quality. This would stand head to head with any of the fifties inpired runway pieces of this season! Excellent condition

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