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Out of this world! This dazzling vintage 1950s chiffon party dress is a magical, shimmering sunset of variegated jewel tones, with shades ranging between deep indigo, royal blue, violet, and coppery pink-orange. The delicate spaghetti straps are studded with prong-set white rhinestones, like stars in the night sky. The iridescent "rainbow" illusion is caused by different colors that shimmer through the dress's three layers. The sheer nylon chiffon top layer seems to change from royal blue to purple, depending on how the light hits it; the fluffy tulle middle layer is a mauve-purple shade, and the crisp acetate lining is a shiny, reflective copper/golden orange color, like a new penny.

Classic 50s tailoring makes this dress ultra-fanciful and feminine: the shelf bust tapers to a ruched waist, and then blossoms into a full, ballerina-like circle skirt. The skirt has plenty of body with its three built-in layers, and becomes fantastically full when it is worn with an extra crinoline underneath (as it is in the photos above). The dress closes in back with a metal zipper.

Unusual, eye-catching, goddess-like: this is a dress to covet! Wear it to a prom, a special party, or a wedding, and watch all of the heads turn in your direction.

For details on condition, size and shipping, please read the sections below. For more vintage clothing, curiosities and treasures, visit aquamarinedream.etsy.com! Here are links to my clothing section, and to a few other dresses you might like:

https://www.etsy.com/shop/aquamarinedream?section_id=7375633

https://www.etsy.com/listing/122417881/coral-grapefruit-organza-vintage-40s-50s
https://www.etsy.com/listing/107208732/sparkling-swan-nos-unworn-vintage-50s
https://www.etsy.com/listing/127319549/tangerine-taffeta-vintage-50s-prom-dress
https://www.etsy.com/listing/63112422/pearls-and-swirls-dainty-beaded-cream

**PRICE REDUCED: Was $275; now $240. (November 30, 2013)


{{Measurements}}

This garment will best fit a modern size XS to S. Please refer to the measurements below to get a more precise idea of the fit. Measurements are approximate, but I always do my best to be as accurate as possible.

Bust - 16 inches flat (32 inches doubled), plus some extra space created by shaping seams.Will fit about 35 inch bust.

Waist - 12 inches flat (24 inches doubled).

Bodice length - about 16.5 inches from top of shoulder strap to waist seam; 10 5/16 inches from top center neckline to waist seam.

Skirt length - 29 inches from center waist seam to bottom center of skirt hem.

Full dress length - Approximately 45.75 inches from top of shoulder strap to bottom of skirt hem.

The dress weighs about 350 grams.


{{Condition}}

This dress is in excellent vintage condition. It looks like it was very seldom worn – perhaps its original owner wore it to one special event and then stored it away carefully. It is clean, with no staining or discoloration. The fabric looks fresh and bright. I found no holes, rips or damage, with the exception of one or two minuscule pulls in the chiffon on the skirt. The metal zipper is in good working condition.

You may want to have the dress professionally cleaned/pressed, simply in order to refresh it after shipping.


{{Shipping}}

I live in Canada, and will be shipping via Canada Post. I apologize for their high rates! I will refund any overcharge on shipping over $1 -- I'm not out to make money on shipping fees.

US BUYERS: Because of this item's value, I will use Expedited mail for this package. It is more pricey but it includes coverage and a tracking number, and is usually pretty fast. I will charge a flat rate of $25 and cover any additional amount. The delivery estimate is 4 to 6 business days. Express and Priority mail are also available for an additional charge. I am happy to combine shipping on multiple purchases whenever possible!

CANADIAN BUYERS: Expedited parcel post within Canada will be between $15 and $25, depending on your location. This price includes tracking and delivery confirmation, and I will chip in the cost of insurance against loss. Please contact me with your postal code for a more exact quote. I am happy to combine shipping on multiple purchases, and within Canada, you can probably get quite a big box full of goodies for not too much extra shipping money.

OVERSEAS: Tracked Packet mail for this item will cost about $64 to most European countries. The delivery time estimate for Tracked Packet is 7 business days. This service includes tracking and insurance, but the insurance coverage is ONLY up to a value of 100 Canadian dollars; the remaining potential loss is at your own risk. If you want full insurance (always a good idea), the next option is XPresspost at $92 - please contact me if you want to upgrade to this option.

Indigo Amethyst Chiffon Swirl Vintage 50s Party Dress - Prom Cocktail Tulle Circle Skirt Shelf Bust Fairy Princess Summer Fashion XS S

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Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1950s
  • Materials: fabric, cloth, chiffon, nylon, acetate, vintage
  • Feedback: 195 reviews
  • Ships from Victoria, Canada to select countries.
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