Vintage 50's Illusion Lace Dress
Lovely Scalloped Neckline
Fabulous Cocktail Party Dress!
Description: Wonderful vintage black cocktail party dress featuring a maroon illusion lace overlay. The vintage size tag reads "16" but please see "How I Measure" and measurements below to ensure a proper fit. It measures medium.It was gently clipped on the back of my mannequins for fit.
Features of this lovely dress include an underskirt of black lightweight satin acetate style material with scalloped neckline, bust darts from the side seams and waistline, a wonderful overlay of maroon illusion lace, 3/4 length sleeves with black satin edging, two side thread loops for a belt which is not included in this auction, and a black metal back zipper with hook and thread eye for closure. The lightly pleated skirt is very full but it is not a circle skirt.
Some photos are shown with a crinoline underneath which is not included.
Measurements: There are NO shoulder seams....Approx Shoulder to shoulder 20 1/2 inches, Underarm to underarm approx 20 inches, Bust 36 inches comfortably, Shoulder to waist 15 1/2 inches, Side of waist to side of waist 15 inches, Hips are full, and Back of neck to bottom hem of the underskirt 38 inches and 40 inches to the end of the lace.
This wonderful dress is in very good condition with only a few minor flaws: The underskirt has a few tiny holes which are only noticeable upon close inspection (when held up to the light and separated from the overskirt). The is a bit of seam stress on the bodice and it appears that some of the inside seams have been repaired in the past.
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