Vintage 1950s Dress with Jacket Burgundy Taffeta Size M


Brand Poppy's Vintage Clothing

This is a wonderful vintage 1950s dress that comes with a matching jacket.  This vintage 1950s dress is strapless with an open upper back, a defined waistline and a full circle-cut skirt.  There is velvet trim around the down the bust.  The dress does up the left side with a fine tooth brass zipper and is unlined.  The bust is supported with “stays”.  The jacket has raglan style sleeves and a velvet collar and cuffs that are beaded.  The jacket closes with three matching cover buttons and is unlined.  There are two velvet spaghetti straps on the dress attached only to the back (see last close-up photo) - I’m unsure if these were added, but not finished, or detached.  This vintage 1950s dress dress is posed with a crinoline, but none is supplied - should you wish to achieve the same full skirt, use of a crinoline is required.   

Fabric:  Taffeta in burgundy with a purple undertone 

Label: None, but this dress is manufactured

Sizing: No size is indicated, and although this vintage 1950s dress should fit a medium size, please rely on the following measurements for fit:


Bust: 36” around, taken under the arm openings

Waist: 29” around

Hips:  Full”, but meant to fall loosely, flared out

Overall length: 48“, measured flat at the back from the bust to the hemline


Shoulders: 16” across, estimated due to raglan sleeve

Sleeves:  19” from the estimated shoulder, 27” from the mid-neck to the cuff

Bust:  39”

Waist: 32”

Length:  25”

Condition: This vintage 1950s dress is in very clean condition with no wear, tear, stains or odour. It looks like this it saw little use and was very well kept over the years.  

This is a wonderful burgundy iridescent taffeta and velvet vintage 1950s dress - hard to find in this condition!