1950s Silk & Jersey Hip Panel Dress

A pretty and unusually cut early 1950s dress makes for the perfect LBD. The top of the dress is an early jersey - very fine and light - that has been stitched into soft pleats that drape around the entire bodice. The front and back are scooped and it has an almost molded to the body feel to it. I love the asymmetrical waist - it really gives the illusion of leanness and length and yet it is cut to skim not nip. The skirt is cut pencil style but one side has extra fabric that forms a half swag. This is topped by a flat half bow - this keeps the silhouette sleek but still allows for the drama of the cut to shine. Excellent condition.

The top is lined in a black silky rayon and the skirt in a fine net. It closes with a back painted metal zipper. There is perhaps the slightest of softening to some of the pleats in the bodice but once on this is not apparent.

Bust: 20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 13.5-14" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 15.5" from top of bust to waist
Skirt: 27" from waist to hem

Modern Sizing equivalent: SML-MED

Item# E442

This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival

Setting up a layaway is super easy and we are happy to provide this service!

Here's how deposits work on a standard layaway:

  • We require three equal payments of the layaway total. You will be invoiced for the first amount upon request
  • payment two of the remaining balance will be billed two weeks from the date of the initial deposit.
  • The final payment is due two weeks after the second payment and shipping will be billed on this invoice as well.
  • items less then $500, or that are on sale, require a 50% deposit with the final payment due in two weeks from the date of deposit 

Read More

We offer flat rate Standard UPS shipping worldwide. All shipping options are displayed at checkout in the pull down menus provided.

Want it faster?

We offer flat rates for expedited and express shipping options - these will also display at check out and can be selected with the drop down menu during the checkout process.

Read More


Please review all measurements carefully. More often than not, vintage garments do not fit any size category exactly. If in doubt, measure a garment of your own that fits and is a similar cut and compare it's measurements to the listed measurements below.