Vintage 50s Prom Dress Brown Chantilly Lace Size S


Brand Poppy's Vintage Clothing

This is an early 1960s or 50s prom dress made of brown lace, I believe “chantilly” lace.  The lace features a floral design on netting and the dress is constructed with the lace over a layer of netting over a copper brown taffeta base with layers of tulle supporting the outer layers.  The dress is sleeveless with spaghetti shoulder straps.  The bodice is decorated with a blue satin silk ribbon and bow.  This 50s prom dress has a full skirt that is posed with a crinoline underneath - although there is tulle supporting the skirt, in order to achieve the same full “50s” skirt look, the use of a crinoline would be helpful (none is provided).  The dress does up the back with a metal zipper.  

Label:  Only a cardboard size tag that reads 12 note this is a late 50s or early 60s sizing, so smaller than one would think.

Sizing: please note the following measurements for fit of this 50s prom dress, taking into account the style of the dress:

Bust:  34”-35” around

Waist:  25” around

Hips:  Full

Length:  41” long, measured flat including the shoulder straps

Condition:  This 50s prom dress is in very good condition with the exception of a some light discolouration/soiling at the underarm area and a bit of the same to the back bow.  I have not tried to treat or clean those areas.  Otherwise, this 50s prom dress is without other wear or tear.

This is a very cute vintage 50s prom dress - minor discolouration or soiling, with a bit of cleaning, this is ready to wear!