Women's 50s Dress Party Vintage Black Chiffon Full Skirt LBD Silk Small to Medium VFG

A lovely little dress, so beautifully designed and made that I could believe it was couture! The princess seamed bodice is boned to give it structure - the camisole neckline has a soft cuff and a trio of spaghetti straps for each shoulder. The wide satin waistband is appliqued onto the dress - it's strictly horizontal in back, then rises gradually in front, angled ends wrapping in the midline, creating a clever notched look that suggests an empire waist. The skirt has three layers, an inner crepe skirt that is flared but insets smoothly into the waist, and two outer layers of chiffon that are smooth in front and then gathered on the sides and back, with enough fullness to qualify as a circle skirt.

SIZE: No size label

 Measurements Inches Centimeters
Bust 33" 83.75
Waist 26" 66
Hips Free Free
Bodice length 15" 38
Skirt length 25" 63.5
Sweep inner/outer skirt 106"/260" 268/660

FABRIC/COLORS: The dress is made with several different black fabrics, primarily an inner layer of lightweight crepe and outer layers of chiffon - both silk according to a fiber burn test. The cummerbund detail is a heavier weight matte satin and the bodice is also lined in finely woven black muslin.

TAGS: No tags found, but made at an excellent skill level.

CLOSURES: Long metal zipper down the back. There are also snaps and hooks & eyes down the back placket to keep it laying flat. The inner waist has a petersham ribbon for strength that fastens with a hook & eye.

CONDITION: The satin spaghetti straps have turned color a bit - they have a slight reddish cast. No stains, holes, tears or other issues noted.