Unusual 1950s Symphony Fashions Brilliant Green Hourglass Dress w Unusual Pleated Skirt
I am very excited to bring you our latest mini capsule collection. This is one of nine dresses from a single owner collection. Her collection was lovingly sourced over decades and she has decided that it is time let them back out into the world for others to enjoy. For this capsule we have moved forward to the 1940s and 1950s. Really good examples from this era are becoming increasingly hard to find and these are all gorgeous little examples of that time period. This is just a tiny sampling of her overall collection and I hope to have more of these capsules for you in the future.
The lines of this dress are so unusual and interesting. It is made out of an emerald green matte satin that is bright and true. The neckline is squared off at the front and it falls into a V at the back for a bit of bare skin. The sleeves are capped and short and come off of the shoulder in an easy curve with no top seam to break the line. It skims over the bust and then nips in at the waist. The shaping is all done through the vertical seam work that you see. From there it is curved over the hips and the inner skirt flares out just a bit by the time it reaches the hem. Wrapped over the skirt are these elaborate panels of the same fabric. It starts at the seam on one side of the front then the panel wraps all the way around the body and back to the front where it curves underneath to create a crossed over feel. The pleats and the way that they are set onto the skirt give it this very bombshell hourglass silhouette. There is even built in tulle under the panel on each hip to help lift and shape it. This is a dress, that on a girl who fills it out properly, is going to look 10 times better than how it does on my dress form. Excellent condition.
Fully lined in a combination of the same fabric and a black matte rayon. It closes with a back painted metal zipper. Built in tulle at the hips as described above.
Bust: 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 13" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 38" from top of shoulder 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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