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Stunning vintage 1950s 50s dress.

✧ by Ellen Kaye -- early American label
✧ pink, taupe, + brown Hawiian floral print silky fabric
✧ lavender-pink grosgrain trim + straps
✧ nipped in waist + full sweep circle skirt
✧ ‘horse hair’ peplum beneath the skirt for invisible added fullness
✧ boning at sides of bodice
✧ matching belt
✧ fastens up the side with a covered metal zipper

An impressive dress if ever there was one, this piece is positively dazzling. The colors, the intricate floral print, the generous full sweep skirt all blend together to make what truly is a work of 1950s wonder. This dress is unique as far as Hawaiian print dresses go, as the tropical theme is downplayed by the soft feminine colors, as opposed to being made to pop -- it is much more subtle and feminine. This dress would be marvelous to wear to a wedding, as part of a wedding party, for a dinner party, or for any other especially special event. A truly glorious dress that is sure to garner praise wherever you choose to wear it.

This beautiful dress was made over 50 years ago and is in phenomenal condition -- it is truly a treasure and very rare!!


please note: this dress was photographed over a crinoline for added fullness.


♥ details + measurements

Best fits: xs
Label: Ellen Kaye
Fabric: seems like quality satin acetate
Bust: 32 - 33 in.
Waist: 24 in.
Hips: free
Straps: 12 in.
Length of bodice without straps: 12 in.
Length of skirt: 30 in.
Total length without straps: 42 in.

Overall excellent vintage condition with no stains, tears, or visible mends. There is, however, some faint fading / yellowing and a bit of black dye bleeding in the underarm areas on the pink grosgrain trim (shown in the bottom of the 4th photo,) but I don’t think it will really be very visible or eye catching when the dress is worn. This issue didn't show up well in most of the photos, so please ask if you would like to see more photos of it. One tiny bit of super faint dye bleeding at the waistband, that totally blends into the pattern. All in all, this dress presents magnificently. If the discoloration on the grosgrain trim bothers you, a skilled tailor would easily be able to replace it with new fabric. This dress has been priced with both its flaws and its virtues in mind. :)
Rebecca Emily Darling

r e s e r v e d - vintage 1950s dress / 50s dress / Pink and Taupe Hawaiian Floral Print Party Dress

Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1950s
  • Material: silk feel
  • Ships worldwide from California, United States
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