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♛The Details

A 50s dress, torrid and tantalizing in black sheer chiffon layered over acetate. Classic fit and flare silhouette with scoop neckline adorned with scrolling black sequins and round beads. Backside is also decorated. Nipped waist, super full double-layered skirt (shown here over our crinoline, not included in sale but offered separately in our store if desired).

Closes with back zipper.

Designer label is Parkland of Dallas.

All accessories (belts, jewelry, crinolines, pins, etc.) are for style inspiration only unless indicated.

♛The Measurements

About a modern size S
Bust (underarm area measured flat, then doubled) 36"
Waist 26"
Hips Full
Bodice length
Skirt length 27"

♛The Condition

Very good vintage shape, though not perfect. There are some small scattered quirks that are only found under close scrutiny and don't detract from the overall look and beauty of this dress. I found signs that the waist seams may have been taken in then let out slightly: some tiny needle marks/picks in the chiffon. The back zipper is older but is a replacement, probably for a broken metal zipper, and was put in with dark blue thread. There's a couple tiny (grain of sand) holes hidden in an upper skirt pleat on the chiffon layer only, and a small mend on the undermost skirt layer at the hemline where there was probably a heel stick. Small amount of smudging at underarms that should disappear with cleaning. It sounds like a lot, but the dress shows very nicely and is a highly desirable style from this era. Price has been adjusted to reflect the quirks, and dress is sold as-is.

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1950s Dress - Vintage 50s Designer Black Chiffon Ballerina Mad Men Cocktail Party Dress w Sequins S - The Jet Setter


  • Vintage item from the 1950s
  • Materials: chiffon, acetate
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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