1950s Warped Floral Print Moire Silk Taffeta Bubble Skirt Dress

The finish on this gorgeous little fifties number is very well executed. It is beautifully constructed and made from a very high quality moire silk taffeta. It is unlabeled but has the feel and construction of a high end piece. The warped floral design that covers the silk is a work of art on its own. The warp weave effect gives the print a soft, watercolor feel and the purple and pastel turquoise tones pop off of the black backdrop. Every line in the dress is a study in thought and detail. The bodice is shaped to curve around the bust and the neckline is cut straight across and set high at the front. The back dips into a low V that gives a flash of bare skin. It is sleeveless and the waist is nipped in with a wide band of fabric that wraps around to the back. At the back there is a huge flat bow that anchors the V and is the same width as that waist banding. The skirt has a great deal of fabric in its construction and it wraps down and around the hem and then is caught up underneath with the silk lining. The way it is cut creates that pouf bubble effect that you see. It is very chic and very pretty. Excellent condition.

The bodice is unlined and the skirt is fully lined in a black silk and the skirt has built in tulle to give it more volume at the hem especially. It closes with a back painted metal zipper and the bow snaps into place for an unbroken line. Hand finishes. It appears to have been worn very little if at all.

Bust: to 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: to 14" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: open
Bodice: 11" from shoulder to top of waist banding and than that banding is 5" high
Skirt: 27" from bottom seam of waist band to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED

Item# E658

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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