Bombshell Late 1940s Early 1950s Deep Blue Silk Wiggle Dress w Hand Cut Sequin Floral Applique

I am very excited to bring you our latest mini capsule collection. This is one of nine dresses from a single owner collection. Her collection was lovingly sourced over decades and she has decided that it is time let them back out into the world for others to enjoy. For this capsule we have moved forward to the 1940s and 1950s. Really good examples from this era are becoming increasingly hard to find and these are all gorgeous little examples of that time period. This is just a tiny sampling of her overall collection and I hope to have more of these capsules for you in the future.

This is an exceptional example of the pretty sundresses that were being made in the late 1940s and into the 1950s. It has a touch of a Hawaiian dress influence and it is just the prettiest dress I have seen like this in a while. Really great examples of dresses from the forties are almost impossible to find anymore and this one is amazing. The fabric is very light and it feels almost weightless once on. The fabric is a deep blue - black silk crepe that has a pretty white flower print that runs over its surface. The print is set so that it wraps and curves around you and this only adds to the curves the dress creates. The dress is suspended from two wide straps made of the same silk and the bodice is cut to be fitted to your curves. The waist nips in and then the skirt curves over and hugs the hips and falls in a slim pencil cut to come out slightly at the hem. It has no vent which is how these dresses got their name... the bottom hem makes you have to take smaller steps hence the 'wiggle' that is created when you walk. Then, to up the glam, there are hand cut out flowers that are attached to the bodice and sprinkled around the waist and over the hip. These have been covered with hand applied sequins to catch the light. It is fantastic. Excellent condition with a small note below.

The dress is fully lined in a black silk and closes with a side metal zipper. The appliques are hand applied and sequinned. Each applique has a netted backing. There is a touch of sun fading to the top of one strap. Please see the photo after the label shot.

Bust: 16" flat across from side seam to side seam

Waist: 12-12.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: to 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 14.5" from top of bodice to waist
Skirt: 32.5" from waist to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-SML

Item# D642

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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