Vintage formal evening gown from the late 1940's to very early 1950's. Dropped shoulders trimmed in a peach satin panel covered in black lace. Each shoulder has a bit of elastic so they can be worn up rather than down. Boned bodice is tulle over a black acetate lining with a side metal zipper. The full skirt is free flowing tulle over the same black lining with the same neckline treatment wrapping asymmetrically in the hip area. On the inside of the skirt near the hem is a panel of buckram to give it fullness.
As for the condition, under the right arm are 3 small holes in the tulle fabric. No perspiration stains, just looks like it was too tight on the wearer. Actually in very good condition for the age. It appears to have been properly stored over the years. The panel around the skirt could use some stitches to secure it better. Also I'm not sure how the panel on the neckline should be worn. It appears to be a bit crumpled and I"m thinking that is how it should be. To lay completely flat it might need a few stitches.
The only label is a cloth tag with CT on it.
Please check the measurements carefully.
Bust is 34, waist is 26, bodice length from underarm is 10 1/2, and length from waist is 38 inches. My model measures B34 W25 1/2 H35 and you can see how it fits her with no adjustment.
I'm selling this "as is" in hopes someone will be interested in restoring it to wear or use in theater. My pricing reflects this.
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