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1950s Red Dress | Russian Red | 50s Taffeta Dress | Small S

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A vintage 1950s party dress in gorgeous lipstick red taffeta with gimp trim-covered velvet bands at the waist and tops of shoulders, and a big velvet bow in the back! Dress has plunging front and back necklines, a full skirt, and comes with the matching fabric belt and a separate red mesh crinoline.

*label: n/a
*dress is taffeta and velvet
*center back metal Green zipper; hook closure at top of zipper; plunging front and back neckline; gathers at front shoulders; piping around neckline and armholes; darts at bodice; threaded belt loops; matching fabric belt; basque waistline; full, gathered skirt; comes with separate tie-on red mesh crinoline
*dress is unlined
*one tiny fade mark to the front right side of skirt--see pic
*excellent condition overall, with no other stains, and no holes or tears

No size tag, although back of belt is marked 14; dress measures like a US women's S. Measurements:
*38" / 96.5 cm bust
*28" / 71.25 cm waist (measurement taken where the belt sits, above the basque-shaped waistband)
*free hips
*18 1/2" / 47.25 cm top center shoulder seam to center waistband
*armholes measure 15" / 38.25 cm in circumference
*44 1/2" / 113.25 cm top center shoulder seam to bottom hem
*dress skirt has 7/8" / 2.25 cm hemmed

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A vintage 1950s party dress in gorgeous lipstick red taffeta with gimp trim-covered velvet bands at the waist and tops of shoulders, and a big velvet bow in the back! Dress has plunging front and back necklines, a full skirt, and comes with the matching fabric belt and a separate red mesh crinoline.

*label: n/a
*dress is taffeta and velvet
*center back metal Green zipper; hook closure at top of zipper; plunging front and back neckline; gathers at front shoulders; piping around neckline and armholes; darts at bodice; threaded belt loops; matching fabric belt; basque waistline; full, gathered skirt; comes with separate tie-on red mesh crinoline
*dress is unlined
*one tiny fade mark to the front right side of skirt--see pic
*excellent condition overall, with no other stains, and no holes or tears

No size tag, although back of belt is marked 14; dress measures like a US women's S. Measurements:
*38" / 96.5 cm bust
*28" / 71.25 cm waist (measurement taken where the belt sits, above the basque-shaped waistband)
*free hips
*18 1/2" / 47.25 cm top center shoulder seam to center waistband
*armholes measure 15" / 38.25 cm in circumference
*44 1/2" / 113.25 cm top center shoulder seam to bottom hem
*dress skirt has 7/8" / 2.25 cm hemmed

more vintage dresses || https://www.etsy.com/shop/SmallEarthVintage?section_id=6217971&ref=shopsection_leftnav_1

back to the shop || https://www.etsy.com/shop/SmallEarthVintage

Reviews

5 out of 5 stars
(2,917)
Reviewed by Aixa

Reviewed by Candice McMurray
5 out of 5 stars
Jul 6, 2018
I am very happy with the entire shopping experience and quality of product I received from Small Earth Vintage! Shipping was super fast and the items received were exactly as described! I couldn’t be happier with the dresses I ordered and am excited to wear and cherish them forever! Thank you Small Earth Vintage! You have a life long customer here in Seattle! 😁
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Reviewed by Candice McMurray
5 out of 5 stars
Jul 6, 2018
I am very happy with the entire shopping experience and quality of product I received from Small Earth Vintage! Shipping was super fast and the items received were exactly as described! I couldn’t be happier with the dresses I ordered and am excited to wear and cherish them forever! Thank you Small Earth Vintage! You have a life long customer here in Seattle! 😁
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Reviewed by E E
5 out of 5 stars
Jul 3, 2018
Great shorts! Thank you! So fun!
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Customers in Italy: I'm sorry, but I cannot ship shoes or leather goods to you. Your country forbids the importation of these items, and my post office will not ship the package for me.

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I use USPS Priority Mail for most items shipped in the US; USPS First Class may be used for smaller items like jewelry and scarves. Shipping is free for all US orders over $100, and at a reduced price everywhere else for orders over $100.

I am happy to ship internationally! I use USPS First Class International shipping for most items and have found it cost effective and reliable; if you prefer USPS Priority or USPS Priority Express you can choose one of those options at checkout. Also note that First Class International mail has weight (up to 4 pounds) and size restrictions that may require packages being sent via USPS Priority.

Buyers outside the US, please note that customs forms must be filled out accurately and honestly. Please be aware of customs laws and duties in your country before importing. Import duties, taxes and charges are not included in the item price or shipping charges, and are the buyer’s responsibility. Please check with your country’s customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to bidding/buying. These charges are normally collected by the delivering freight (shipping) company or when you pick the item up from your local post office.

Customers in Italy: I'm sorry, but I cannot ship shoes or leather goods to you. Your country forbids the importation of these items, and my post office will not ship the package for me.

Shipping Addresses: Please note that I will ship to the address shown on your order, unless prior arrangement has been made. If a package is returned to me due to improper address, the customer assumes responsibility for the costs to re-ship the package.

Additional policies

Special Note about Vintage Clothing, Especially Shoes: Fabric, rubber, foam, and other materials can degrade over time, which is something you should keep in mind, particularly when buying vintage shoes. I take care to describe, to the best of my ability, any imperfections or material degradations I discern in the items I sell. However, I do not have the ability to know how much wear a vintage item can handle before it becomes unwearable.

Sizing: Please be aware that vintage clothing sizing is quite different from today's sizing system (which is already non-standardized!). Though I give estimates of the current size of items in my descriptions, the only way to tell if an item will fit you is to compare the measurements given in the description to those of a similar item that does fit you. Full measurements are provided in all descriptions, and I am happy to give additional measurements if needed. (This goes for shoes, too, as they can vary greatly in sizing--not so much era to era, but rather brand to brand.) Here's a post from my blog about determining whether something will fit that might be helpful, especially to those of you new to buying vintage online: http://smallearthvintage.blogspot.com/2014/01/will-it-fit.html

Note that the measurements given are the measurements of the *garment*, not of the person who will wear it. It is always important to make sure to allow an inch or so for comfortable fit, as straining against vintage fabric is not a good idea (unless it is a fabric with a fair amount of stretch). In other words, If the waist measurement given is 28", your waist should measure 26"-27" for the garment to fit you comfortably.

A helpful hint for determining whether a vintage item will fit you is to compare the measurements given with those of a similar garment that does fit you.
Special Note about Vintage Clothing, Especially Shoes: Fabric, rubber, foam, and other materials can degrade over time, which is something you should keep in mind, particularly when buying vintage shoes. I take care to describe, to the best of my ability, any imperfections or material degradations I discern in the items I sell. However, I do not have the ability to know how much wear a vintage item can handle before it becomes unwearable.

Sizing: Please be aware that vintage clothing sizing is quite different from today's sizing system (which is already non-standardized!). Though I give estimates of the current size of items in my descriptions, the only way to tell if an item will fit you is to compare the measurements given in the description to those of a similar item that does fit you. Full measurements are provided in all descriptions, and I am happy to give additional measurements if needed. (This goes for shoes, too, as they can vary greatly in sizing--not so much era to era, but rather brand to brand.) Here's a post from my blog about determining whether something will fit that might be helpful, especially to those of you new to buying vintage online: http://smallearthvintage.blogspot.com/2014/01/will-it-fit.html

Note that the measurements given are the measurements of the *garment*, not of the person who will wear it. It is always important to make sure to allow an inch or so for comfortable fit, as straining against vintage fabric is not a good idea (unless it is a fabric with a fair amount of stretch). In other words, If the waist measurement given is 28", your waist should measure 26"-27" for the garment to fit you comfortably.

A helpful hint for determining whether a vintage item will fit you is to compare the measurements given with those of a similar garment that does fit you.

1950s Red Dress | Russian Red | 50s Taffeta Dress | Small S

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Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1950s
  • Size: S US Women's
  • Materials: taffeta, velvet, gimp trim, metal zipper, metal hook closure, fabric and metal belt, mesh crinoline
  • Feedback: 2917 reviews
  • Favorited by: 165 people
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