This romantic vintage 1950’s flocked dress has a classic “New Look” silhouette with its nipped-in waist and dramatic, full skirt. A magnificent example of 1950’s bespoke design, this dress is an original vintage 1950’s garment that was superbly custom-made in the 1950s. Loving touches and conscientious details are seen throughout the construction of this dress. It is apparent much time and thought went into the overall design of this garment.
The upper bodice and skirt of the dress feature a green sheer organza with an all-over three-dimensional black velvet flocked floral design of ornate flowers and leaves. Spectacular multi-colored glitter is scattered throughout the flocked design allowing the black velvet flocked florals to enchantingly glimmer and sparkle in the light when worn. The shimmering rainbow glitter atop the rich velvet flocking lends the dress an exquisite luxuriousness and vibrant celebratory pizzazz. The entire dress is lined in a green acetate. The lining was done skillfully at the skirt in that it was designed so as to allow the flocked sheer organza to “float” atop its surface. The flocked sheer organza skirt layer is hemmed with a finely netted thin stiff tape which allows the fabric to retain its full skirt silhouette and provides a clean look to the organza’s edge.
An elegant sleeveless scoop neck bodice frames the neckline beautifully. The hourglass waist is accented by wide sculptural black velvet panels that were placed and sewn so as to flatter the figure. The velvet waist panels create an alluring, slimming effect as they extend up to the bodice and down to the hip area. The slender black velvet paneled waist is balanced exceptionally by the full flared green organza skirt. The sumptuous black velvet panels perfectly match the black velvet of the flocked floral design. A feminine black velvet bow gracefully adorns the top of the front middle velvet panel.
This chic dress is a marvelous example of 1950’s special occasion attire. A splendid one-of-a-kind vintage garment ideal for your next soirée, cocktail or dinner party.
Waist: 29 inches
Bust: 36 – 37 inches
Hips at black waist panels: 39 – 40 inches
Hips below black panels: Free Sweep
Total Length: 44 inches
Desert Belle Vintage General Apparel Chart Size
Medium / Large
This vintage 1950’s dress is in excellent condition with no holes, repairs, rips, or stains. The only sign of age is some faint wear in small areas to the velvet bow and waist panels. There are a few areas on the back of the dress where the green acetate lining of the skirt is a touch longer than the green organza. It is hardly noticeable with the fullness of the skirt. The flocking and glitter are in excellent condition, and it is rare to find a vintage flocked 1950’s dress with the flocking and glitter in such lovely condition. The dress closes with a beautifully working back metal zipper and hook closure. Two green internal straps are present to assist with hanging the dress. This dress has hand-done stitches on the inside of the dress, for example where the bow is attached, indicating a conscientious attention to garment construction not seen in contemporary mass-produced clothing. This dress was styled with a crinoline that was used for display purposes only and is not included with the dress.
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