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Description

An absolutely glorious and highly unusual original 1950’s party/prom dress in a stunning ivory chiffon organza decorated with pastel panels in wedgewood blue. The floral design is not a print – it is textured flocking, giving the illusion of extra depth. The flocking is done with paint and accented with gold metallic thread throughout. The style typifies the 50’s - oh so feminine and figure flattering – narrow bodice with a twirling full skirt. Maker’s label reads “Cotillon Formals”, a maker of high end prom and wedding dresses from the 1950’s through 1960’s. I have sold several dresses with this label and all have been of superior quality with fine detailing. No fabric contents label but this is a synthetic, likely nylon blend.

Note the special details on this wonderful dress – the sweetheart neckline, strapless boned chiffon bodice trimmed in flocked floral panels, and especially the wonderfully full organza skirt decorated with the same stunning flocked panels and scalloped hemline. There are three layers to the skirt – an ivory satin acetate lining, followed by a tiered layer of white tulle to give the skirt extra body, topped with the final layer of organza chiffon. The tulle underlayer is designed to hang just below the organza top layer at the hemline. Note the dress is photographed using a crinoline to show the skirt to full advantage – the crinoline is not included.

The dress closes at the rear with a hidden metal zipper and fastener. The entire dress is lined in ivory satin acetate.

No vintage size label, so please see measurements below for a proper fit. This is an extra small size which would likely best fit a modern size 0 or 2.

Measurements

Bust – 32-33” (max)
Waist –23-24” (max)
Hips – full
Length – 43”
Torso length (strapless) – 10.5”
Skirt length (waist to hem) – 32.5”

Condition

This dress is in excellent vintage condition. It has recently been cleaned and is crisp and ready to wear. No holes or stains and underarms are clean. The flocking is still intact and I did not find any obvious worn spots. I found none of the snags/picks typical of chiffon skirts of this vintage. No defects to note.

See my other listings for more stunning 50’s party dresses, including several in similar sizing. Combination shipping is available at cost.

Vintage 1950's 50s Bombshell STRAPLESS Ivory Blue Flocked Floral Chiffon Organza Party Prom Wedding DRESS

Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1950s
  • Materials: chiffon, organza, flocked, floral, applique, taffeta, strapless
  • Ships from Canada to select countries.
  • Feedback: 57 reviews
  • Favorited by: 169 people