Vintage 50s Orange velvet bodice and lighter gold chiffon full circle skirt evening dress. Has a back metal zipper and back plunging neckline. Elbow length sleeves and a net petticoat. Has a taffeta lining under the gathered chiffon skirt. In very good vintage condition with no holes or stains.
The bust measures 34-36", the waist measures 24-26", and the hips are full. The back shoulder width is 17", and the total back skirt length is 27". The back bodice length is 10 1/2", and the length from shoulder to waist seam is approx. 16". Because of the style of the bodice, it is meant to fit tightly. I would recommend allowing ease of 2" in the bust and waist measurements to allow for movement.
I have given a range of measurement for the bodice because it gives a little. If stretched tightly the waist is 26", but you may not be able to breath. With plenty of ease it fits a 24" waist and will wear comfortably.
Definition of vintage condition:
Mint - never used and still has tags
Excellent - extremely minor flaws
Very Good - small signs of use or age
Good - some small areas of discoloration,repair or wear
Fair - may need repair or restoration
With older used vintage items, they will show some level of wear. An item may have a flaw that I don't see, or I may not consider something a flaw and not mention it so I accept returns. Please let me know if there is a problem with an item within 7 days of receipt, and I will do everything possible to correct my mistake.