Pretty 1950s Black Silk Chiffon Bullock's Wilshire Dress

A truly beautiful little fifties cocktail dress that has lines suggestive of the work Ceil Chapman was doing during this time period. It only has its Bullock's Wilshire label left so who the designer is will remain a mystery. It is impeccably constructed with lots of hand finishes and details with no expenses spared in the construction. The cut follows every curve with an inner skirt done in a long lean pencil shape that then has layers of silk chiffon floating over it. These twirl and swirl around you when you move and give the dress lots of movement and a feeling of softness.The waist cinches in with hand paced and gathered silk defining it, and then the top is a beautiful illusion finish with lots of wow factor. A fitted black top sits under the transparent silk chiffon. The bust is simple with gentles curves and seams to follow your bust line and it is suspended but two tiny straps. Over this is a layer of silk chiffon that covers the shoulders and extends into simple sleeves! And don't think the back won't leave them panting after all that - it's a deep V that allows you bare skin to give a subtle sexy departure. Little bows offset that V and run down the back over the zipper. Gorgeous. Excellent condition.

The inner dress serves as the lining and is itself unlined. The bodice has light boning through the sides. It closes with a low painted metal zipper at the back that starts at the waist sea

Sleeves: 20.5" approx.
Shoulders: no defined seam
Bust: 16.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 12" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 15" from neck to waist
Skirt: 24.5" from waist to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-SML

Item# E608

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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