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Vintage 1950s 50s dress. This ball gown cupcake dress from the 1950’s is absolutely magical, and looks exactly like what I imagine a sunset must be like in Fairyland -- all faded swirls of purples, blues, and pinks. Done in crisp taffeta with an over-layer of tulle, this startling vision features dramatic swirls of folded ribbon, an almost art deco like network of lines and curves, a sweetheart neckline, a layer of lavender-blue netting beneath the outside layer of tulle, and a sweet hidden ruffle of blue tulle beneath the bottom edge of the taffeta skirt. Fastens up the side with a covered zip. The colors of this dress have faded and transformed with age, so that it has become a one of a kind work of art; there is absolutely not another dress like this in all the world! This dress would be so perfect to wear as part of a wedding party, as a non-traditional wedding gown, or to any other especially special and magical event. An absolute miracle of a dress!

This dress was made over 50 years ago -- it is truly a treasure, and absolutely one of a kind!

please note: this dress is quite full on its own, and has been photographed over a crinoline for additional fullness; the crinoline is not included.

♥ details + measurements

Best fits: m
Label: by Smart Miss
Fabric: taffeta + tulle
Bust: 39-40 in.
Waist: 27-28 in.
Hips: free
Length of bodice: 16.25 in.
Length of skirt: 32 in.
Total length: 48.25 in.

Excellent, unique vintage condition. This dress is stunning and structurally sound, the all over variations in color having been achieved through age and time. I do want to make clear that there are inconsistencies in the color, which technically renders the dress imperfect, but this is what makes it so especially beautiful. There are a number of tiny pinholes on the taffeta underskirt, that are not visible when worn. There is also a bit of writing on the inside label of the dress, that also does not show when worn. This dress has been lovingly hand washed and is ready to wear!

♥ shipping

United States $18.00 Priority + insurance
Canada $28.00 Priority + insurance
Everywhere Else $37.00 Priority + insurance

Dear International Friends: due to the value of this garment, the default shipping is set to Priority with insurance; this is the only shipping option available for this dress, as we feel that it is most important to protect this stunning piece from potential damage or loss. Please contact for combined Priority International quotes. :)

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vintage 1950s 50s dress // Fairy Tale Sunset Cupcake Ball Gown Wedding Dress


  • Vintage item from the 1950s
  • Materials: taffeta, tulle, ribbon
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Feedback: 592 reviews
  • Favorited by: 14 people