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An absolutely glorious original 1950’s party/prom dress in a stunning white chiffon organza decorated with pastel floral bouquets. The floral design is not a print – it is textured velvet flocking, giving the illusion of extra depth. The style typifies the 50’s - oh so feminine and figure flattering – narrow bodice with ruching at the waistline to accentuate a narrow waist – with a twirling full skirt. No maker’s label remains but this dress appears professionally made. No fabric contents label but this is a synthetic, likely nylon blend.
Note the special details on this wonderful dress – the chiffon bodice with ruched waistline, adorable sheer cap sleeves, and especially the wonderfully full chiffon skirt decorated with flocking detail. There are three layers to the skirt – an ivory satin acetate lining, followed by a single layer of white tulle to give the skirt extra body, topped with the final layer of organza chiffon. Note the dress is photographed using a crinoline to show the skirt to full advantage – the crinoline is not included.
The dress closes down the centre back with a hidden metal zipper and fastener. The entire dress is lined in ivory satin acetate.
No vintage size label, so please see measurements below for a proper fit. This is small size which would likely best fit a modern size 2 or 4.
Bust – 33-34”
Hips – full
Length – 40.5”
Torso length – 15.5”
Skirt length (waist to hem) – 25”
This dress is in excellent vintage condition. No stains and underarms are clean. The flocking is still intact and I did not find any obvious worn spots. I found very few of the snags/picks typical of chiffon skirts of this vintage and one tiny pinhole on one of the sleeves. No significant defects to note.
See my other listings for more stunning 50’s party dresses, including several in similar sizing. Combination shipping is available at cost.