Fabulous Little Late 1950s Unlabeled Black Wool Jersey Ruffled Hem & Collar Dress
This great little dress has no label and is just one of those fabulous little finds you get with vintage. It is made out of an early wool jersey fabric and has that wonderful shape that you saw in the later fifties and into the early 1960s. The neckline is cut into a V and the sleeves curve off of the shoulders and are cut straight and to the elbow. I love that there is no seam around the arm. The waist is brought in by shaping along the sides. The skirt skims over the hips and just gently widens out a touch as it nears the hem. The neckline and hem are both finishes with this elaborate curling ruffle made from the same fabric. It is a full 4.5" wide and it is really what gives the dress its wow factor. It is just the perfect little black dress and still feels very chic even now. Excellent condition
The areas with the ruffle are backed in a black silky rayon and the body of the dress is unlined. It closes with a back metal zipper. I see one tiny repair near the hip that you can see from the back.
Sleeves: 13.5" long and 12.25" around the widest spot
Shoulders: no defined seam
Bust: 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 14" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 18.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 40" from neck to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED
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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