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Vintage 1950s ice blue party dress

♥ "Ice and a Slice Dress" ♥

- Gorgeous dress made from pale ice blue polyester.
- Label is Carnegie of London, and a secondary label of Brahams of Norwich (presumably a defunct department in the city as try as I might I cannot find any information about it.
- The dress is gathered at the shoulders, and sleeveless, it goes down into a simple v-neck. It leads into a plain waist whihc is elasticated gathered at the front centre and centre back.
From the front central gathering there are two additional panels in a sort of asymmetrical trapezium shape which hang separately down the skirt length to give additonal shape and body to the dress.
- The skirt of the dress is a large A-line and drapes beautifully. The whole dress fastens with a zipper at the back.
- This dress obviously originally came with a belt, and I suspect it was a matching fabric belt with buttons on it as I found a spare button sewn inside to the seam, and cannot find where that button came from.
- This has been pictured with a tiered petticoat (of the crinoline style), and although it looks perfectly lovely without it I get the sense it was designed to be worn with appropriate foundation garments to show the additional fabric swathes.
- The dress is in good condition, some seams were overlocked/serged but not all, but there are no signs of fraying at all.

♥ How we see this item....♥

A party dress, a dress for a night in the local wine bar, a dinner date.... it is an multi-purpose dress! Works well with black belt and accessories. (NOTE belt not included)

♥ Measurements ♥

Bust : to fit up to 42 inches
Waist: to fit up to 40 inches
Hips: free size due to slightly flared skirt but suggest up to 45 inches
Length : 26.5 inches (from waist to hem)

(NOTE- single layer tiered petticoat used in photography, not included in sale)

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Vintage Blue Dress- Carnegie of London dress Large / Plus Size // "Ice and a Slice Dress" from Lesley's Girls Vintage


  • Vintage item from the 1950s
  • Materials: polyester, zipper
  • Ships worldwide from Colchester, United Kingdom
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