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This vintage late 1950s rayon cocktail dress is chic and sophisticated. Please forgive the imperfect drape of the top on our XS model - this will look quite fantastic on the woman that it fits well. Beautifully draped rayon is backed with a sort tight-mesh lining. The dress zips up the back, and has an open bloused drape. The skirt has a heavy swing to it, due to the four large self-fabric bows that decorate it. Everything about the piece feels designer quality, but I am afraid that the tag is not present. An elegant piece for cocktail hour.


Bust: 37"
Waist: 28"
Hips: 38"
Length: 40"

Condition: Very Good
A previous owner took the shoulders up, and let them out again - there are some snags and a small cut to the rayon left as evidence of this. However, I find no other issues to note. The dress is clean and ready to wear.

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RESERVED Vintage 1950s Dress // Black Rayon Cocktail Dress with Bows


  • Vintage item from the 1950s
  • Material: rayon
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Feedback: 3950 reviews
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