Vintage 1950s Taffeta Dress with Black Velvet Trim Size M


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This is a wonderful 1950s taffeta dress that is trimmed with black velvet.  This 1950s taffeta dress has fairly large shoulder pads, wide lapels, elbow length sleeves with turned velvet cuffs and an eight velvet button front..  There are no loops for a belt, but you could accessorize a belt should you wish.  This dress was photographed with a crinoline - the use of a crinoline creates a fuller look although it’s not absolutely necessary.  The dress closes with a zipper at the left side. 

Fabric:  Rayon taffeta woven in a black crisscross against a brown background   

Label: Cardboard tag that reads “Montreal Size 11 Style 708

Sizing:  Although this is tagged as a size 11 and should fit a medium size with a small waist and larger bust, please note the following measurements for fit:

Shoulders:  16 1/2”

Sleeves:  13 1/2”

Sleeve inseam:  7 1/2”

Bust:  40” 

Waist:  26” 

Hips:  40” (meant to be full and fall loosely/flare out)

Length:  43”, measured flat

Condition:  This 1950s taffeta dress is in very good condition with no pronounced wear, tear, stains or odour.

This is a fun 1950s taffeta dress - early 50s I Love Lucy style!