1950s Floral Embroidered & Tulle Strapless Dress
This dress is fantastic and with a little TLC could probably be made pretty near perfect. It is a confection of tulle and embroidery and is truly a pretty and romantic dress. The strapless bodice is fitted with a sweetheart neckline that has the illusion of crossing over itself at the front. A pretty peplum circles the front of the hips and under that layers of tulle cascade to the floor for a pretty fullness. What gives it an especially romantic touch is of course that pretty pink and green embroidery that is done across the front of the bodice and covers the panel at the hip. I love how the edges of both follow the curves of the flower pattern and the soft pink and green are perfectly pretty against the off-white tulle. It is beyond romantic. Structurally sound, it has a couple of small stains that were enough to land it in the treasure section. Please review the description below.
Fully lined in a cream silky rayon and the bodice is lightly boned along the sides. Two layers of tulle site over the inner rayon lining of the skirt. It closes with a painted metal zipper at the side. There are some spots on the back of the bodice (photoed) and the dress has a bit of a dingy feel to it. Some light foxing to the fabric if the lining that cannot be seen. I had this cleaned but have not soaked it or worked significantly at it. I think if someone put some dedicated effort into it and soaked it a few times that most of these issues would resolve themselves and you would have a dress worth at least double this price.
Bust: 16.5" flat across from side seam to side seam with a good B cup for room
Waist: 14" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 11" from top of dress to waist
Skirt: 39.5" from waist to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-SML
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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