Vintage 50s Taffeta Dress Ruched Black w Crinoline Skirt Sml


Brand Poppy's Vintage Clothing

This is a fabulous vintage 50s taffeta dress featuring intricate ruched detail overall!  I posed this 50s taffeta dress with a crinoline - the crinoline is not included with the dress, but if you want to re-create a full skirt 50s look, you would need to use one, even though the dress is very usable without a crinoline. The dress has cap sleeves, a wide scoop neckline and a skirt that is cut like a circle - the dress closes with a metal zipper at the side.  It comes with a black faille grosgrain belt that cinches the waist.

Label: None, but this dress was manufactured.   It came from a well-to-do Italian lady who bought some of her wardrobe from Italian designers of the era. 

Sizing: No size is indicated on this 50s taffeta dress but this should fit a size small - please rely on the following measurements for fit, taking into the style of the dress into account:

Shoulders: 20” across including the cap sleeves

Bust:  36” around, taken under the sleeves

Waist:  24”  around

Hips:  Full, but meant to fall loosely

Overall length:  44”, measured flat from the top shoulder to the hemline

Condition:  This 50s taffeta dress is in very good condition with no pronounced wear, tear, marks, stains or odours.  This has been well stored over the last 65 or so years.

This is an exceptional 50s taffeta dress - incredible work, very chic!