Incredible 1950s Mignon Densely & Heavily Beaded Green Silk Brocade Hourglass Dress

This is a heavily beaded dress from the Mignon label. The extensive bead work that covers every inch of the dress has all been done by hand. The dress is very well made too. The base fabric is a silk brocade that has a design worked into it. The design was then followed and covered with thousands and thousands of hand placed beads, sequins and rhinestones. They are all original glass beads and that reflects in the weight of the dress. I personally love this about it. There is a weight to these vintage pieces that you will never find with modern version whose bead work is all made from light in weight plastics. This is the real deal. Even with the weight added, once on the actual body it feels balanced and not too heavy. The weight feel luxurious not cumbersome. Inside it is lined in a silk lining that adds to the feel of high end luxury. The dress is cut to follow your curves and has that wonderful and glamorous, old Hollywood starlet feel to it. The bodice is molded to fit the bust and the neckline is cut into a V for a touch of skin to show. The back scoops quite low and this expanse of bare skin adds to the sensuality of the dress. The waist nips in and then under that the skirt is cut to hug the hips. It then flares out slightly as it reaches the hem. The back hem is cut just a touch longer then the front to give it a little extra flare and to follow the line created by the scoop at the back. Excellent condition 

Fully lined in a mint green silk and closes at the back with a painted back metal zipper. The bead work and rhinestones are entirely hand applied.

Bust: to 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 15" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: to 20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 15" from top of shoulder to waist
Skirt: 36.5" from waist to front hem, 38" to the back hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: MED-LRG

Item# DD3824

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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