1950s Unlabeled Black Full Circle Skirted Silk Dress w Daisy Applique Bust

This dress is gorgeous. It is made out of a black silk that is heavy enough to really hold the shape and lines that you see and has a rich luxe feel to it. The skirt is wonderful and is cut to be very full. It falls to about the mid calf which was the length of this era. I have styled it over a crinoline so that you can see just how full it is and being a true circle skirt, it could go fuller still. I have also included a photo of the dress with no underskirt so that you can see how it falls without an extra crinoline added (photo 8). The waist nips in and it has a wide band that emphasizes the waist even more. The bodice on this one is amazing. The black silk has been formed into two cups that float over the inner bodice giving it a petal feel. Under that is a textured cream fabric that is hand adorned with a spray of rhinestone centered daisy appliques. The straps that you see can be worn as shown or you can tuck them in to make it a strapless dress. It does have an attached underskirt made of a stiffened muslin in the same ivory color as the appliqued bust area so when you move or sit you see a flash of that. It is very well made and a very pretty dress.  Excellent condition.

Fully lined in the same black silk as the exterior with a built in layer of stiffened cream muslin in the skirt acting as a light crinoline. It was photoed with a second crinoline that is not included. It closes with a side painted metal zipper. Hand finishes. Boning through the bodice and you could tuck the straps in and wear it strapless. Each flower is hand-applied and set with a rhinestone at its center.

Bust: 16.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 12" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: open
Bodice: approx 16" from top of straps to bottom waist seam, 10" without the straps
Skirt: 30" from waist seam to hem

Modern Sizing equivalent: XS-SML

Item# D434

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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