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Coral Mango Peach Tulle 50s Prom Dress - Vintage Lacy Frilly Tiered Princess Gown - Corset Boned Ruffle Strapless Orange Mid Century Long XS

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This vintage 1950s prom dress is a girly romantic dream! It's a tea-length gown festooned with tulle ruffles in a gorgeous and unusual coral shade -- the sweet pinky-peachy-orange color reminds me of a freshly sliced pink grapefruit. Good enough to eat!

The dress is strapless with a "crumb-catcher" style pleated shelf bust. It is lined with acetate, with lace on the bodice and two overlayers of tulle on the skirt. It opens at the side with a metal zipper. (Note on color: the first, fourth and fifth photos were taken in bright outdoor light, while the second and third photos were taken in dimmer natural light indoors. The true color of the dress is somewhere between the "indoor photo" and "outdoor photo" shades.) The dress has been gently washed and aired, so that it will arrive to you fresh and clean.

If you need a special gown for a special occasion, this sweet peach of a 50s confection certainly qualifies - you will look like a fairy princess.

For details on condition, size and shipping, please see below. For more vintage clothing, curiosities and treasures, visit aquamarinedream.etsy.com! Here are some lovely things to get you started, including the ballerina-pink tulle prom dress that appears in some of the photos above:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/102027117/powder-pink-prom-princess-dress-vintage
https://www.etsy.com/listing/102028532/misty-mint-prom-dress-dreamy-vintage-50s
https://www.etsy.com/listing/104119602/pink-cupcake-party-dress-vintage-50s
https://www.etsy.com/listing/97066307/coral-mango-peach-satin-vintage-50s-60s
https://www.etsy.com/listing/63112422/pearls-and-swirls-dainty-beaded-cream

(Credit for Photos #1, 4, & 5: Ute Muller, www.fotoartphotography.net)


{{Measurements}}

This dress would best fit a modern size XS to small. There is a hand-sewn alteration at the side of the bodice that could be let out, for approximately 1 inch of extra room in the bust/ribcage area.

Bust: 16 inches flat, measured from underarm to underarm (the shaping of the cups allows for some extra room).
Waist: 12 inches flat, measured across high waist seam
Skirt length: Approximately 30.5 inches, measured from waist seam to bottom hem
Bodice length: Approximately 10 inches, measured from top of bust to waist seam
Total length: Approximately 42.5 inches


{{Condition}}

This dress is in very good, wearable vintage condition, with no flaws that would show up to a casual observer. Details follow:

- The hem of the lining is pinked, not sewn (this is part of the design and not really a "flaw")
- Metal zipper works well!
- No stains or major damage.
- The color of the acetate lining has a slight "marbled" effect, a little uneven. This is not visible when the dress is being worn, because the tulle layers cover the lining. Even when you're looking directly at the lining it's pretty subtle.
- I searched the tulle and found a 2-inch V-shaped tear near the bottom hem (no missing fabric, just a separation that could be repaired). Nearby, there is a small piece of tulle missing from the hem, about 3 by 2.75 inches. It is very hard to see these tears because they get lost in the fullness of the skirt fabric.
- One of the corset "bones" in the bodice is slightly bent; not very obvious, but also an easy replacement.


{{Shipping}}

I live in Canada, and will be shipping via Canada Post. I apologize for their high rates! I will refund any overcharge on shipping over $1 -- I'm not out to make money on shipping fees.

US BUYERS: Because of this item's value, I will use Expedited mail for this package. It is more pricey but it includes coverage and a tracking number, and is usually pretty fast. I will charge a flat rate of $25 and cover any additional amount. The delivery estimate is 4 to 6 business days. Express and Priority mail are also available for an additional charge. I am happy to combine shipping on multiple purchases whenever possible!

CANADIAN BUYERS: Regular parcel post within Canada will be between $15 and $25, depending on your location. This price includes tracking and delivery confirmation, and I will chip in the cost of insurance against loss. Please contact me with your postal code for a more exact quote. I am happy to combine shipping on multiple purchases, and within Canada, you can probably get quite a big box full of goodies for not too much extra shipping money.

OVERSEAS: Air postage for this item will cost about $55 to most European countries. This service includes coverage against loss/nondelivery only up to a value of $100 CAD; it does not include tracking. If you want tracking and/or full insurance (which I recommend), the shipping cost will be higher. Please contact me for a quote. .

Coral Mango Peach Tulle 50s Prom Dress - Vintage Lacy Frilly Tiered Princess Gown - Corset Boned Ruffle Strapless Orange Mid Century Long XS

Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1950s
  • Materials: lace, fabric, acetate, tulle, vintage
  • Feedback: 194 reviews
  • Ships from Victoria, Canada to select countries.
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