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Vintage 1950s Party Dress Purple Silk Taffeta w Crinoline Skirt Size M


Brand Poppy's Vintage Clothing

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This is a wonderful early 1950s era “crinoline” dress made in a very pretty tone of purple silk taffeta.  The dress has padded shoulders and a sweetheart type neckline with a fold back collar that could maybe be worn pinned forward.  It has below the elbow length sleeves, a defined waist and a matching rope type belt.  The skirt is cut full, like a circle skirt, and posed with a crinoline, but no crinoline is supplied.  The dress does up the side with a fine tooth metal zipper. 

Label:  no label, probably seamstress made, but expertly constructed 

Sizing: No size is indicated, and although this should fit a medium size, please note the following measurements for fit, taking into account the style of the dress:

Shoulders:  14 1/2” across from shoulder/sleeve seam to shoulder/sleeve seam

Sleeves:  18” from the shoulder/sleeve seam

Sleeve inseam:  11”

Bust:  35”-36” around, taken at the underarms 

Waist:  26” around

Hips:  Full, meant to fall loosely

Length:  45 1/2” long, measured flat

Condition:  It is in very good condition with no wear, tear, stains or odors - this dress looks to have seen little use and was well stored over the years.

Beautiful colour, this is an exceptional quality dress - sure to be noticed!