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Vintage 50s Black Lace Dress Cocktail Gown Size M / L


Brand Poppy's Vintage Clothing

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This is a vintage early 50s black lace dress or cocktail gown with black satin band around the hips.  The sleeves are made in a raglan style and the dress has a high rounded neckline.  It is constructed with a black rayon taffeta lining that has a lace layer over it.  The bodice has a bustier shaped slip that is supported with “stays” at either side.  The lace shows skin tone above the bustier and on the sleeves.  The dress does up with a metal zipper at the back and a covered button at the back neckline - an opening is formed between the button and the zipper.  The dress is cut fairly straight from the hips to the bottom and has a below the knee length.  The dress was large for my mannequin and therefore pinned at the back for a better fit, however,  you can see that the underarm area does not fit the mannequin properly. 

Age: early 1950s

Label: No label  

Color: Black

Material: Lace, silk and rayon 

Sizing: No size is indicated, but it should fit a large size - please rely on the following measurements for fit, taking the thickness of the suede and fur into account:

Shoulders:  16” across, approximated, due to raglan cut of sleeve

Sleeves:  18 1/2” long, from approximated shoulder

Sleeve Inseam:  18” long, including the fur cuff

Bust: 36” around the slip, taken under the arms

Waist: 29”-30” around

Hips:  38” around

Hemline:  44” around

Overall length: 44"

Condition: It is in very good condition with no wear or tear, stains, odors or breaks to the lace.  This dress has been well cared for over the year


This is a very attractive 50s period cocktail dress with nice quality fabric.......sure to be noticed!