1950s vintage women's sheath dress, belted
close up, 50s sheath dress blue green floral abstract print
back view, 50s blue & green sheath dress unpinned
close up view 50s dress, back of bodice
closer view, bodice of 50s dress with shawl collar and rhinestone buttons
another view, bodice 50s vintage sheath in blue and green print
close up detail, faceted pearly rhinestone buttons on 50s sheath dress
vintage 50s blue green print women's sheath dress
side view, 50s print sheath dress
label close up, McArthur Ltd. 50s sheath dress
1950s vintage women's sheath dress, belted
close up, 50s sheath dress blue green floral abstract print
back view, 50s blue & green sheath dress unpinned
close up view 50s dress, back of bodice
closer view, bodice of 50s dress with shawl collar and rhinestone buttons
another view, bodice 50s vintage sheath in blue and green print
close up detail, faceted pearly rhinestone buttons on 50s sheath dress
vintage 50s blue green print women's sheath dress
side view, 50s print sheath dress
label close up, McArthur Ltd. 50s sheath dress

Women's 50s Fitted Sheath Dress Vintage Silky Blue Green Print Medium to Large

$ 75.00 Sale Save

This is a striking and beautiful dress, which I am dating to the late 1950s. The fitted bodice is styled with a narrow shawl collar, and cuffed kimono sleeves. The front bodice placket is accented by two downward pointing "arrows". The straight skirt is fitted at the waist front with angled pleating that echoes the shape of the angled inset handwarmer pockets. There is a short kick pleat at the center back hem for ease in walking. The dress is shown in one photo with a metallic belt from my closet - the belt is not included with purchase.

SIZE: No size label

 Measurements Inches Centimeters
Bust 43" 109
Waist 30" 76
Hips 42.5" 108
Bodice length from shoulder seam 16" 40.5
Skirt length 24.5" 62.25
Sweep 43.5" 110.5

FABRIC/COLORS: A gorgeous print in that blue/green colorway that was so trendy in the late 50s, using several shades of each - some rich and saturated, others muted. The print is - at first glance - vaguely floral with a geometric crosshatched background. But if you look more closely at the large roundish floral motifs, many of them have intricate drawings and patterns within. The fabric itself is lightweight, silky to the touch with a bit of crispness. A fiber burn test suggests that it is a synthetic.

TAGS: McArthur Ltd.

CLOSURES: The dress closes in front - there is a hidden snap at the base of the neckline, then two pearly plastic faceted buttons, each with a rhinestone at the center. There is a black enameled hook & eye at the waist, followed by two more snaps to secure the short placket below.

CONDITION: No stains, holes, tears or other issues noted.