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RESERVED - 50s Cream Wiggle Dress & Jacket Set. Cutwork Lace Bodice - med

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Mid-century dress and bolero jacket set in cream and taupe. Bodice features elaborate floral cutwork lace bodice, multiple darts for shaping, and silk lining. Piped nipped waist and unlined straight skirt with back kick pleat. Metal Nynco back zip with top hook&eye. Bolero jacket has three-quarter sleeves, full lining, and elbow, vertical and bust darts. Closes with single hook&eye at top. From the 1950s or early 60s and the Dunbar estate.

This sheath dress and bolero jacket set was likely custom made for Mrs. Dunbar, who traveled extensively with her physician husband. She had an impressive and costly wardrobe, much of which was made to order in Europe and Asia.

Labels: none remain

Fiber/Care: unknown, probably rayon with a linen weave, silk lining, dry-clean

Condition: unfortunately, Mrs. Dunbar was a fan of the unlined cedar chest, and there are several spots (see photos). shortening the sleeves would eliminate the largest stain entirely. shortening the rather long skirt would eliminate the dark spot above the kickpleat. outfit is wearable as is (the imperfections are overshadowed by the quality, cut, and gorgeous bodice lace), but bargain price reflects these glitches.

*This dress and bolero set has been professionally dry-cleaned and is ready to wear.*

Measurements (of the garments, not the body that will wear them):
shoulders: 17" (43cm)
sleeves: 17" (43cm)
bust: 44" (111.5cm)
length: 17.5" (44.5cm) shoulder to front curve of hem, 18.5" (47cm) to back hem edge
bust: 37" (94cm) plus room from darts
waist: 28" (71cm)
hips: 39.5" (100.25cm) measured 9" (22.5cm) below waist
bodice: 16.25" (41cm) shoulder to waist
skirt: 27.25" (69cm)
total length: 43.5" (110.5cm) shoulder to hem on front

Note: final sale. contact us to combine shipping or for alternate rates.

(BDV SKU: 00321-012)

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RESERVED - 50s Cream Wiggle Dress & Jacket Set. Cutwork Lace Bodice - med


  • Vintage item from the 1950s
  • Materials: linen, rayon, lace, cutwork
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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