Stunningly beautiful vintage 1950s full length evening gown in turquoise satin brocade which shimmers as it catches the light. The dress is sleeveless with a square neckline and a narrow band running under the bust which is finished with a pretty bow and trailing ribbons at the back.
Stunningly beautiful vintage 1950s full length evening gown in turquoise satin brocade which shimmers as it catches the light. The dress is sleeveless with a square neckline and a narrow band running under the bust which is finished with a pretty bow and trailing ribbons at the back. A voluminous full length skirt with an attached stiffened underskirt falls from the seamed waist, which is just below the natural waistline.
The dress fastens with a back zip over which the bow is attached and it is in very good vintage condition, although it has been in long term storage and would benefit from a dry clean to freshen it up. We found one small mark on the back bodice above the waist which is barely noticeable and does not affect its wearability. Would benefit from a freshen up after long term storage.
DESIGNER: no label
FABRIC: satin brocade
CARE: dry clean
CONDITION: very good, see description
SIZE: best fit UK8/10
MEASUREMENTS: underarm to underarm – 17.5”, under bust band – 16.5”, natural waist – 27”, seamed waist – 29”, length (shoulder to hem) – 56”, length (natural waist to hem) – 41”, length (seamed waist to hem) – 39”, length (shoulder to waist seam) – 17”
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