Black Beauty. ð¤
This stunning 1940's black rayon crepe cocktail dress has a beautifully shaped illusion neckline with sequin trim, as well as sheer hems with another line of sequin trim along the short sleeves, too.
Ruched gathers at center front of the bust and at the waist's side seams add body hugging charm, paired with a flirty flared skirt that makes this perfect for a night of dancing.
Measurements translate to a modern size 8, approximately:
Shoulder point to shoulder point: 15"
with padded shoulders that extend into the sleeve
Sleeve opening 10" around
Keyhole opening at center back with metal side zip by Marvel
45.5" long from center back of the neck
Princess seams to side seams are ruched at waist 4" wide
This is a very deep, rich shade of black, we've had to lighten many of the images to show detail.
While we were photographing this in bright natural light, we did notice that there is a bit of very slight lightening of the crepe across the front bodice, however this is NOT noticeable in ambient or evening lighting at all. In otherwise excellent condition.
We have not had this cleaned since we acquired it: our local dry-cleaners are good at woolens, but they tend to ruin anything else. This has no odors, no stains, no other flaws (and if this fit me? it would be in my closet right now).
Suggest to wear this to cocktail parties, holiday parties, elegant wedding receptions, intimate dinners...
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