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Stunning 1950s dress complete with it's original bolero. Sophisticated lightweight wool dress features a boat neck bodice that extends to a point in back with cap sleeves and a silk satin ruched band that creates a shelf style bodice. Bodice also has gussets on each side that create a princess seam from which small side darts emerge creating a pointed bust. Pencil skirt is strategically gathered at the waist and has a small slit at center back for movability. Closes at center back with nylon zipper by Talon and multiple hook and eyes. The addition of the high style bolero makes this dress office ready. Similar bust darting can be found on the more boxy jacket bridging the gap between the 1950s and 1960s. Bolero has above elbow length sleeves, a scalloped hem and closes up the back with four buttons.

Labeled: Murray Schneider Dress Co. San Francisco

Also bears the AFL-CIO International Garment Workers Union Label that dates from 1955 to 1963 and this dress dates to the middle point of that range.

Find more photos of this and other little black dresses on their way to Etsy in this facebook album:


Find the earrings seen in this listing for sale in my other Etsy shop:



I do not pin clothing on models, but prefer instead to show you my garments on people they actually fit. Meaghan's measurements at the time of this shoot were 33-25-38 and she stands 5'8" tall. This fit her snugly from the waist down with room to spare on top. Well made dress can be let out throughout, up to one inch on each side seam. If you find you need a little more room in one or more places a qualified seamstress familiar with vintage should be able to tailor it to better fit you.



-Bust: up to 36.5"
-Waist: up to: 25"
-Hip: up to 38"
-Length from shoulder to waist: 16.5"
-Length from waist to hem: 25.5" + 2.5" hem


-Bust: up to 38"
-Sleeve length: 17" from neck. Gusseted dolman sleeve.
-Shoulder to shoulder: 16"


Dare I say it?!? I believe that beyond a loose thread, or very small snag, this dress is in EXCELLENT condition rating a 10 out of 10. My standards are quite uniquely high and I rarely rate vintage dresses beyond a 9 in condition.

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RESERVED Vintage 1950s Black Dress Bolero LDB Murray Schneider Holiday Fashions


  • Vintage item from the 1950s
  • Materials: wool, silk
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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