Vintage 1950s Cocktail Party Dress - Doree Leventhal - L
Brand Poppy's Vintage Clothing
A 1950s cocktail party dress featuring sophisticated, yet easy to wear, styling. The dress is made of a black brocade fabric, subtle but of obvious quality. It is cut in a form hugging sleeveless style with a built-in bra. The bra has a flesh toned silk surface with lace ribbon arranged vertically on it. The bodice has a V shaped panel emanating up from the waistline. The skirt has gathers at either side and a center pleat that widens towards the bottom. The dress is lined in black rayon acetate. It does up with nylon zippers at the back of the dress and at the back of the bra.
Label: Doree Regd Model. Doree Leventhal Ltd. This model must be dry cleaned and recommend Sketchley Cleaners works Manager's Personal Service
Retailer's label: Made in England Expressly for Morgan's. The Morgan's logo used on this label was in use from the late 50s until 1968.
Sizing: No size is indicated, but this should fit a large size - please rely on the following measurements for fit:
Shoulders: 20" across from shoulder seam to shoulder seam
Bra: 38" around
Bust: 44" around, but this should fit loosely - the bra measurement is the one for it
Waist: 30" around
Hips: 38" around
Overall length: 41"
It's in very good condition with no wear, tear, pulls, stains or other defect. It looks like it saw little use and was well cared for and stored over the years.
This is a wonderful 50s bombshell dress - great style and excellent quality.