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Beautiful high-end 1950's fine black silk taffeta dress with a sculptural neckline, lace applique and a knife pleat skirt. The neckline is gathered along the shoulders and wraps around the back with boning to create shape. 3/4 length sleeves. The bodice is lined with and has an under-bodice of black raw silk. Black lace over a nude net and silk applique trimming the neckline, a line down the front and along the dropped waist around the back. The knife pleating on the skirt runs about midway down and then the fabric becomes smooth and full. A built-in crinoline with a horsehair band around the center and the bottom hem. Metal zipper up the back. No labels present besides the order/lot label. [photographed with an additional crinoline]

Condition: Excellent condition. Cannot find any flaws, clean and well cared for. No holes, stains, wear, loose seams or other issues.

Bust: @40 1/2"
Across Back: 18"
Waist: 28"
Upper Hips (at dropped waist): 38"
Width Between Shoulder Seams: 16"
Length: @46"
Skirt Length: @30 1/2"
Sleeve Length: 18"

Item: 5S800


DOMESTIC: Quote is an approximate for USPS Priority Mail shipping, normally 2-3 days in transit. If your shipping is significantly less, we will refund the difference. We may also ship FedEx Ground. We also ship Express/Overnight, please email us for a quote.

INTERNATIONAL: Quote is for USPS Express International. Please email us for USPS Priority International and First Class International quotes. For the "Everywhere Else" shipping quote, if your shipping is significantly less, we will refund the difference. You can order the item and we will refund any shipping differences if you choose a different shipping option other than Express. We regularly ship overseas to the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Hong Kong, etc...

Orders are packed with care and usually ship within the next business day.


We accept credit cards (Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express), Paypal, Check and Money Orders. To pay by credit card (not Paypal), please choose "Other" at checkout and we can accept your credit card via phone or through a secure checkout on the internet.

Dramatic Vintage 1950's High End Sculptural Black Silk and Lace Evening Dress with Knife Pleating, Couture, 50's, 1950s, 50s


  • Vintage item from the 1950s
  • Materials: silk, black, lace
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Feedback: 80 reviews
  • Favorited by: 42 people