A drop dead gorgeous strapless 1950’s prom dress in layers of cascading white tulle and black lace. Note the asymmetrical hemline of the cascading lace trim. What a statement this gown would make at the upcoming prom season ! No maker’s label remains but this dress appears professionally made. No fabric contents label but this is likely a synthetic blend.
Note the details on this stunning gown – the strapless (boned) taffeta bodice draped in black floral lace and trimmed in ruched white tulle at the bustline, the cascading lace skirt overlay, topping the very full tiered white tulle skirt. There are actually three layers to this skirt – an underlayer of ivory satin acetate, a single middle layer of white tulle to provide additional volume, topped with a three quarter layer of tiered tulle and lace.
This dress closes down the rear with a hidden metal zipper and fastener. The entire dress is lined in ivory satin acetate. The dress is photographed using a crinoline to show the skirt to full advantage – the crinoline is not included.
No vintage size label, so please see measurements below for a proper fit. This is a small size that would likely best fit a modern size 2 or 4.
Bust – 32-33”
Hips – full
Length – 42.5”
Torso length – 10” (strapless)
Skirt length (waist to hem) - 32.5”
This dress is in superb vintage condition. No stains and underarms are clean. Amazingly, I found no breaks in the lace and no tears in the tulle. If I missed a flaw, it is inconspicuous. No defects to note.
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