Vintage 50s Dress Floral Chiffon Cocktail L
Such a pretty dress for a garden party or any occasion is this vintage elegant cocktail style dress, with soft chiffon overlay and decorative floral print, circa 1950s.
The charming dress consists of a satin underdress which has likely oxidized to a coppery color as shown, and semi-sheer blue-grape chiffon overlay with a print of flower sprays in shades of pink, white and green.
It has short cap styles sleeves with small triangle shaped shoulder pads within (see pic), squared neckline with decorative horizontal bodice pleats and shoulder pleat, hidden metal side zipper, self covered belt stamped with a size of “20” on the underside, and a soft flowy skirt. There is also an early ILGWU label along an inside skirt seam.
*Please note – There are small repairs in front as shown (see close-up pic) and there is a bit of fabric wear on the head of the belt buckle, however, it remains fully functional.
The dress itself is in very good condition, and remains vibrant and intact.
Remember – Vintage sizes differ from contemporary sizes, so please note measurements as follows and be sure to allow for ease.
Shoulders – 16&1/2 inches (Seam to seam)
Bust – 42 inches
Waist – 37inches
Hips – Open
Length – 43&1/2 inches (Top of mid-shoulder to hem)