1950s Dress - Gorgeous Vintage 50s Rainbow Plaid New Look Dress with Velvet Trim


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Vintage from the 1950s



Vintage 1950s dress is such a brilliant creation of lustrous rainbow plaid. I admit, I included this with dressing gowns because with the massive buttons, that was my first impression of it - but I'm quite convinced now that it is a proper dress. This opens all the way to the hem, though, so you can also use it as a coat dress when it gets a bit chilly. The lustrous taffeta is vibrant with sharkskin hues. Green, red, orange, yellow, blue, peach white, purple - they work together perfectly. The rainbow does not stop at the print- each of the large buttons is sewn on with green, yellow, red or blue thread in a repeating pattern. The bodice is smart, with lightly padded shoulders and crisp darts. The skirt is pleated at either side of the front and the center back for fullness, while the length is quintessentially late 40s/early 50s shape. The dress closes with buttons up the front.


Shoulders: 16.25"
Bust: 39"
Waist: 29.5"
Hips: 48" plus room in pleats
Length: 47"

Label: None Present.
Material: Celanese Taffeta
Condition: Good plus

This dress is crisp, fresh and ready to wear. The bodice has some spots and small flaws - corsage soil and pinmarks on the left of the collar, one oil smudge and stubborn lipstick mark just to the left. Near the right underarm/far right chest is a water spot that has two little thin spots in the weave within it. There are three TINY surface moth nibbles. On the skirt, there are two light marks below the waist, one far right, one at left. At the center back are eight points where the fibers are lightly shifted. This is SUPER minor - the dress is sturdy and wears beautifully. I find no other issues to note!

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Julie Bergmans

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