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Vintage 1950s Evening Gown Burn Out Silk Velvet Dress M / L


Brand Poppy's Vintage Clothing

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This is a wonderful late 50s era evening gown featuring the most gorgeous fabric.  The fabric is a very fine printed silk that has burn-out velvet leaves in white and pale blue raised on the surface.  The background print is in tones of grey, blue and black  The dress is made in a sleeveless style, with an asymmetrical high set neckline that features a wider shoulder on the right side than the left.  The bodice has diagonal pleating from the upper right to the lower left.  The dress has a defined waistline with a decorative panel hanging from the left side of the waistline where there is also pleated gathering on the upper skirt.  The dress has a V shaped opening at the upper back and a 12 1/4” slit at the center bottom back of the skirt.  The dress is lined in silk organza and does up the back with a metal zipper.  Please note that the dress was pinned back on my mannequin for the photos as it was too large for her - the silhouette will be slightly different on a body with the proper fit.

Label: None, but this was made by a very good private couturier seamstress as the dress is expertly made and hand finished. 

Sizing: No size is indicated, so this should fit a larger medium to large size - please rely on the following measurements for fit:

Shoulders:  16 1/2” across

Bust:  38” around, taken below the arm openings

Waist:  30”  around

Hips:  Full - 40” around, should fit slightly loosely

Overall length:  55 1/2”, measured flat

Condition: It is in very good condition with no pronounced wear, tear, staining or odor.  This dress looks to have seen little use and was well stored and cared for over the years.

This is a sophisticated 50s era evening gown featuring exceptional fabric that is sure to admired.