Whoa! You can't favorite your own shop.

Whoa! You can't buy your own item.

Whoa! You can't favorite your own item.

Whoa! You can't add your own item to a list.

Add this item to a treasury!

You don't have any treasuries yet. Enter a title below to create one.

This item has been added.

View your treasury.

Like this item?

Add it to your favorites to revisit it later.

Holy Cow! This dress is fabulous. It has the style like a Fredrick's of Hollywood. Today, I've found you a Vintage 1950s Black SOFT Velvet Hour Glass Wiggle Dress designed by Molly Parnis of New York by Vandevers of Tulsa. This dress was made exclusive for Vandevers. I can tell you i have never felt a more wonderful velvet in my life. It feels so good and soft. It is completely lined inside and built very well. It has a grosgrain ribbon belt built inside to keep the waistline in place. How wonderful is that! The 3/4 sleeves, neckline are made of black satin bias and the beautiful belt are also made of black satin. The belt is amazing. it in my opinion makes the entire dress. It has 5 eye hooks that clip the belt together for a snug fit. The back of the dress has a 23 inch metal crown zipper. On top of the zipper is a single eye hook that holds the neckline together. Down at the bottom of the dress is a 2 inch slit. Perfect for a cocktail party or any occasion. Very very good wearable condition
*********************************************************************************************************Measurements laying flat:
Chest:- 17 1/2 inches
Waist- 12 inches
Hip- 18 1/2 inches
Back waist length- 13 inches
Entire length- 39 inches
From a 1-10 scale i would give this an 8. IMO
Although the dress was taken care of all this time it does have small issues but in my opinion they are very minor. One flaw that i found on this dress is that under the right arm there is a eraser size hole. I believe it can be sewn shut with no problem. Also, on both sides of the neckline the satin bias has a bit of fraying. Really small however and barley noticeable. At one time, someone did a bit of repair on the seem that surrounds the bottom of the zipper. The seem has some stretch on top of the right shoulder and waste line. You can not see the stretch on the waist line because the belt covers it. The left top shoulder you can barley see. These small flaws are totally repairable.
If you need pictures of the flaws that i have mention i will be happy to do so. Happy to answer any questions. I ship when payment is received and will ship with tracking. Thanks so much for letting me ramble on about this fabulous dress : )

1950s Designer Molly Parnis of New York Black Velvet Fredrick's Of Hollywood Style Wiggle Cocktail Party Couture Dress Small


Only 1 available


  • Vintage item from the 1950s
  • Materials: Silk, Velvet, Satin, Tafeta, Rayon, Black
  • Only ships within United States.
  • Feedback: 11 reviews
  • Favorited by: 76 people