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ON HOLD for Adelina- SALE - Originally $189.00!
Black satin acetate party frock with painted floral pattern and prong set rhinestones on the bodice, circa 1950s vintage.
Measures to a modern US XL (Extra Large or so), please confirm below.
Cap length sleeves, pointed detail neckline with gathered pleating at the center bust.
Tapered fit bodice to the waistline, matching narrow belt with covered buckle is, miraculously, still attached (optional, with elastic loops on each side waist).
Very full skirt, panel construction with four pleats on the front hips- two on each side.
Skirt is lined with creamy nylon fabric.
Hidden left side seam zip, metal "donmar" zipper.
The painted flowers are in shades of mauvey brown, pale blue and off- white- all with wonderful attention to detail.
Fabric was painted prior to construction- as painted flower edges can be seen on the inner seams.
Machine made, company produced, though no labels can be found.

Condition is good - there are some signs of straining/ stress to the fabric along the armholes and waistline.
There is a series of holes at the left back shoulder- just off of the seam, see photo. This is a weakening to the fabric, probably from being hung.
Also a bit of strained wear/ possible well done repair to the left side seam, just above the top of the zipper.
Some staining to the nylon underskirt.
About 50 prong set clear rhinestones on the front bodice, none seem to be missing.
Perfectly wearable "as-is", the shoulder wear could be addressed but is holding very well so will be left to the new owner.

A stunning 1950s party frock in a very wearable size- this gem will be the belle of the ball!

Measurements:
9.75" coverage across each shoulder (from edge of neckline to bottom of each sleeve, as measured across the seam)
at least 44" chest (22" armpit area, across, allowing a bit of room for movement- not incorporating the gathering at the front chest)
39" waist
64" hips
119.5" hem circumference
19.5" bodice length, 28.25" skirt length
47.75" overall length
the belt is .75" wide, adjustable between 38.75"- 42" in circumference
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Hold for Adelina SALE vintage 1950s dress black PAINTED flower print Full Skirt XL

Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1950s
  • Materials: acetate, nylon, thread, metal
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Feedback: 527 reviews
  • Favorited by: 77 people