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Charming and classic vintage 1950s 50s dress.

✧ by Helen Whiting -- early American designer label
✧ black cotton eyelet with a circles motif
✧ skinny straps with darling little bows
✧ fitted wiggle dress shape
✧ slight gathering at the waist for added shape to the hips
✧ kickpleat in back for ease of movement
✧ fastens up the back with a covered metal zipper

This dress is so very classic, so very versatile, and so very very alluring! Perfect for an afternoon traipsing about town with a cardigan and a pair of ballet flats, for work underneath a jacket and a pair of subtle heels, or for fancy evenings out with a pair of flashy pumps and a dab of your reddest rouge. I love the contrast between the sophistication of this piece's color and cut, and the playful whimsy of the little bows. This little black dress was made to charm and entice!!

This beautiful designer dress was custom made over 50 years ago and is in phenomenal condition -- it is truly a treasure and very rare!!

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♥ details + measurements

Best fits: xxs, xs
Label: Helen Whiting
Fabric: cotton eyelet
Bust: 31-32 in.
Waist: 22 - 23 in.
Hips: up to 35 in.
Straps: 13 in.
Length of bodice: 10 in. (without straps)
Length of skirt: 24 in.
Total length: 34 in. (without straps)

Excellent vintage condition with no stains, tears, or visible mends. Just perfect!!

♥ shipping

United States $12.00 Priority
Canada $10.00 First Class | $27.60 Priority
Everywhere Else $15.00 First Class | $42.00 Priority

Insurance is included in all shipping charges.

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Rebecca Emily Darling

1950s dress / 50s dress / Mad Men Black Eyelet Wiggle Dress with Bows by Helen Whiting


  • Vintage item from the 1950s
  • Material: cotton eyelet
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Feedback: 586 reviews
  • Favorited by: 37 people