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Vintage Dreamy 1950s Black Velvet and Taffeta Gown with Bow at Back

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What a lovely dress! Simple elegance in the front, dramatic bow in the back. Fitted and flared in the front with a pleated taffeta insert in the back with a velvet bow on top.So sweet!! Perfect holiday dress! There are 2 vintage labels- on the inside lining, "Rappi"- and then another toward the bottom of the velvet skirt- Lord and Taylor. The bow attaches with a series of hooks and eyes and snaps. The bodice is lined and there is an underskirt of a stiff woven cotton material. The dress is in good condition. I can see one repair to the taffeta on the back, near where the bow attaches. There is rough handstitching on the hooks and eyes, but it doesn't show when worn.There is a thin velvet ribbon along the stiff cotton underskirt that is fraying here and there. I would suggest a good dry cleaning- it will help with some of the fine lint ( I went over and over her with a lint brush) and to fluff up the nap on the velvet and the pressing will help set the pleats on the back taffeta.
Bust-37 1/2"
Waist-27 1/2"
Length from shoulder to hem-44"
She fits my modern size 6/8 form well.

Just a gorgeous, one of a kind vintage gown ready to steal the spotlight!
What a lovely dress! Simple elegance in the front, dramatic bow in the back. Fitted and flared in the front with a pleated taffeta insert in the back with a velvet bow on top.So sweet!! Perfect holiday dress! There are 2 vintage labels- on the inside lining, "Rappi"- and then another toward the bottom of the velvet skirt- Lord and Taylor. The bow attaches with a series of hooks and eyes and snaps. The bodice is lined and there is an underskirt of a stiff woven cotton material. The dress is in good condition. I can see one repair to the taffeta on the back, near where the bow attaches. There is rough handstitching on the hooks and eyes, but it doesn't show when worn.There is a thin velvet ribbon along the stiff cotton underskirt that is fraying here and there. I would suggest a good dry cleaning- it will help with some of the fine lint ( I went over and over her with a lint brush) and to fluff up the nap on the velvet and the pressing will help set the pleats on the back taffeta.
Bust-37 1/2"
Waist-27 1/2"
Length from shoulder to hem-44"
She fits my modern size 6/8 form well.

Just a gorgeous, one of a kind vintage gown ready to steal the spotlight!

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5 out of 5 stars
(47)

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I accept Direct Pay, Paypal, and Etsy Gift Cards. In the US, I will accept checks or money orders too. Item will ship when payment clears.

All items paid for through Paypal must be shipped to the address on your Paypal account per Paypal's policies. If you need your purchase shipped to a different address please add that address to your account before making payment.

I try and ship same day or next business day....

Returns & exchanges

In general, I do not accept returns. I carefully list measurements and condition-I will list any and all flaws I find. When checking the measurements, understand there needs to be some ease. If I list that the bust is 36", and your bust measures 36", the blouse will be too tight on you.

Shipping policies

FOR UNITED STATES SHIPPING

USPS priority mail 2-3 days delivery time.

Please message me with your exact address and I can let you know if the shipping charges are different than those that are listed. It is tough to calculate shipping here because we have to list the charge not knowing exactly where its going!

If you need your item overnight/next day. Please contact me first so I can calculate shipping charges before purchase

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FOR INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING

***PLEASE READ ENTIRE PAGE BELOW REGARDING POSSIBLE CUSTOMS/VAT FEES AND CHARGES BEFORE PURCHASE....

I ship internationally by USPS Priority International Mail Service only. Fast delivery time (6-10 days). This service includes a tracking/customs number and includes insurance. It is expensive- I know- but this method of shipping ensures your package can be tracked and there is proof of delivery.

If your country is not listed on the shipping options, please contact me with your address and I will let you know the shipping charge.


- Depending on what Country you live in your Local Customs office may hold your package for inspection

-Import duties, taxes, and charges are NOT included in the item price or shipping cost. These charges are the BUYER'S RESPONSIBILITY .. Customs fees/Vat charges and delays are out of my control and please note that delays and charges are a possibility when dealing with international shipping and customs....


BUYER RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY CUSTOMS/ CHARGES , IMPORT DUTIES , TAX FEES AND CHARGES THAT MAY OCCUR ONCE PACKAGE HAS ARRIVED IN YOUR COUNTRY. THESE ARE A SEPARATE CHARGE AND NOT A PART OF THE SHIPPING COSTS AND ARE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE BUYER. PLEASE CHECK WITH YOUR COUNTRY'S CUSTOMS OFFICE TO DETERMINE WHAT ADDITIONAL COSTS MAY BE PRIOR TO PURCHASE.

I am happy to combine shipping on multiple items- please message me and I can let you know the combined total before you pay.
FOR UNITED STATES SHIPPING

USPS priority mail 2-3 days delivery time.

Please message me with your exact address and I can let you know if the shipping charges are different than those that are listed. It is tough to calculate shipping here because we have to list the charge not knowing exactly where its going!

If you need your item overnight/next day. Please contact me first so I can calculate shipping charges before purchase

***************************************************************************************************

FOR INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING

***PLEASE READ ENTIRE PAGE BELOW REGARDING POSSIBLE CUSTOMS/VAT FEES AND CHARGES BEFORE PURCHASE....

I ship internationally by USPS Priority International Mail Service only. Fast delivery time (6-10 days). This service includes a tracking/customs number and includes insurance. It is expensive- I know- but this method of shipping ensures your package can be tracked and there is proof of delivery.

If your country is not listed on the shipping options, please contact me with your address and I will let you know the shipping charge.


- Depending on what Country you live in your Local Customs office may hold your package for inspection

-Import duties, taxes, and charges are NOT included in the item price or shipping cost. These charges are the BUYER'S RESPONSIBILITY .. Customs fees/Vat charges and delays are out of my control and please note that delays and charges are a possibility when dealing with international shipping and customs....


BUYER RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY CUSTOMS/ CHARGES , IMPORT DUTIES , TAX FEES AND CHARGES THAT MAY OCCUR ONCE PACKAGE HAS ARRIVED IN YOUR COUNTRY. THESE ARE A SEPARATE CHARGE AND NOT A PART OF THE SHIPPING COSTS AND ARE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE BUYER. PLEASE CHECK WITH YOUR COUNTRY'S CUSTOMS OFFICE TO DETERMINE WHAT ADDITIONAL COSTS MAY BE PRIOR TO PURCHASE.

I am happy to combine shipping on multiple items- please message me and I can let you know the combined total before you pay.

Additional policies

Please understand the item you are purchasing is true vintage. Even a garment that has never been worn may have some small "flaws"- a loose thread, slight fading, slight odor from storage,etc. These garments have been around for decades and have a history unknown to me. I will truly describe them as best I can and note any and all flaws I can find. I turn my garments inside out to really go over them.
Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Vintage Dreamy 1950s Black Velvet and Taffeta Gown with Bow at Back

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Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1950s
  • Materials: Velvet, Taffeta
  • Feedback: 47 reviews
  • Favorited by: 22 people
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