Whoa! You can't favorite your own shop.

Whoa! You can't buy your own item.

Whoa! You can't favorite your own item.

Whoa! You can't add your own item to a list.

Add this item to a treasury!

You don't have any treasuries yet. Enter a title below to create one.

This item has been added.

View your treasury.

Like this item?

Add it to your favorites to revisit it later.
Breathtaking is the first word that comes to mind when you see this rare 1950s party dress by designer Jo Copeland! Unique and strikingly beautiful. It really is even more beautiful in person, it is so hard to capture it all - the beautiful colors, incredible cut and just the way it feels, that wonderful designer-couture quality your fingers will recognize immediately.

From Patullo-Jo Copeland.
Here is a link to the Vintage Fashion Guild's write up on this designer:

The dress is heavy silk satin in sage green. The bodice is a stunning Indian inspired orange, green and gold brocade with a beautiful shimmer. The marvelous skirt is an entire foot longer at the back than at the front. and has silk drapes that hang all the way down to the finished point. It is trimmed with a matching brocade band. Looks ideal with a crinoline. Truly, one of the most striking, unique and lovely designer pieces I have had recently. I am extremely fond of it!


Bust: 37"
Waist: 28"
Hips: 45"
Length: 47" at front, 59" at lowest point of back

This dress is in very good condition. There are some scuffs to the silk satin back and the edge of one of the ties, but this is minor and it does not mar the overall effect. I find no other issues - no holes, or weakness, no frays, spots, stains or moth chews. It is elegant and rare.

♥Discover the Shop!♥

♥Become a Fan on Facebook!♥

Accessories shown are for inspiration only, and not included.

Meet the owner of FabGabs

Learn more about the shop and process
Julie Bergmans

Frequently asked questions about FabGabs

To serve you better, Layaway is available for items over $100. 14 day, 30 and 60 day terms are available, based on the value of the item(s) you are ordering. Items between $100 and $200 are eligible for the 14 day layaway plan. Items over $200 may be set up on a 30 day layaway, and high-valued items of $500 or more are eligible for the 60 day extended layaway plan. Layaway cannot be used in conjunction with sale prices, coupons or other discounts. Customers may have only one item on layaway at a time. If you are interested in setting up a Layaway, please contact me for further details.

There is a 48-hour freeze period on new listings before they may be put on Layaway or Reserve. All listings are subject to this 2-day period where they can
Yes, you are exactly right! All items larger than the model are pinned too represent their accurate fit and shape. We are careful to accurately represent the actual cut of the garment. Don't rely on the size of the model in any way.
I allow returns or exchanges in only rare occasions - only when I have made an egregious error.

You must contact us with 48 hours of receiving your order if you have an issue, and if an exchange is approved, it must be sent within 48 hours after our communication. Items purchased and worn for special events may not be returned - we are not a rental facility. No refunds are issued based on issues with the fit of a garment, please measure carefully and feel free to make inquiries if you need help with sizing.

Vintage lingerie cannot be returned or exchanged, due to its intimate nature. Clearance items, items noted "as-is" and items sold on layaway may not be returned or exchanged.

Vintage 1950s Cocktail Party Dress // Green Silk Dress with Orange Brocade and Dramatic Train by Patullo - Jo Copeland


  • Vintage item from the 1950s
  • Materials: silk, metallic embroidery
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Feedback: 3930 reviews
  • Favorited by: 246 people