suzy perette

1950s Silvered Lavender Suzy Perette Dress

This silvered lavender brocade party dress from Suzy Perette is sublime. It's a true 50s masterpiece and a lovely lovely dress! The soft purple flowers that cover the dress are woven into the fabric and the contrast of threads and colors used seems to make them pop off the background. Really beautiful. The bodice is simple with a scooped neckline that has a pretty notch detail created by the way the sleeves are set in. The waist nips in and there are attached ties to cinch it in further. The skirt is full and has additional under-skirting to give it the fullness that you see. You could add a crinoline and make this ever more of an exaggeration if you wished. It is a lovely piece that really present wonderfully!

Fully lined with a white silky rayon and the skirt has a extra layer of tulle built in for fullness. Closes with a back painted metal zipper. There is a small repaired area under one arm that was well done and stable. It does not show when on but the dress has been priced accordingly. (Note that the photo of the repair was taken with a different camera - the color in the other photos are the more accurate color of the dress)

Shoulders: no defined seam
Bust: 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 13.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: open
Bodice: 16" from shoulder to waist
Skirt: 28" from waist to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED

Item# DD1813

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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