1950s Unlabeled Hand Painted Rose Print Light Satin Backless Halter Dress

This is one of the prettiest dresses I have seen in a while and I think that it might even work as a bridal piece for someone looking for something non-traditional. It just has the prettiest lines and the print is gorgeous. It has a fairly simple cut that really allows the floral print to shine. The bodice is cut in a simple halter style at the front with straps that curve up and around the shoulder and then drops at the back in a way that leaves the entire back bare. The front is plunged but not so low that you feel scandalous wearing it. The waist nips in and the dress has its original tie belt in a matching fabric to cinch the waist in as much as you wish. The skirt is very full through the hips and there is inner stiffening through the hip area to help retain the shape that you see. It curves down and inwards from there as it falls to the floor. This gives it such a pretty and romantic shape. The fabric is a light weight satin finish with a pink and green rose print. Some of the flowers have been hand painted over the underlying rose print and this gives them a slightly denser pop of color and a different texture. It is so pretty in person and just a really wonderful find. Excellent condition.

Unlined through the bodice and fully lined through the skirt with dressmakers paper through the hips to help hold the shape. Closes with a back panted metal zipper. Has a home seamstress feel to it and is well made. Original matching belt. It looks like the bottom was let down so that it is at its maximum skirt length and then it was hand tacked all the way around. I have left it as found.

Bust: approx 16" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 12.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: open
Bodice: 14" from top of bodice to waist
Skirt: 47" from waist to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-SML

Item# E679

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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