This is the most incredible vintage find! Introducing a breathtakingly beautiful, custom made, 50's party dress. Since it was custom-made, it is truly one-of-a-kind...professionally constructed from sumptuous crimson satin, it has the yummiest looped applique detailing and double spaghetti straps, which support a sexy. boned corset-like bodice. Simply Gorgeous! This dress will turn heads, wherever it goes. I've never seen another like it...anywhere!
The full circle skirt is generous with a lovely drape and shine. I just love vintage satin...the luster and quality is unsurpassed. this dress is the rarest of gems. It zips up the side with a metal zipper and is unlined. The lovely fabric is quite heavy with a nice weight.
This dress is in EXCELLENT vintage condition. The only flaw found is a very light, brownish stain near the left armpit. Not noticeable when the dress is being worn, due to shine of the fabric and lightness and position of the mark. A focused, professional spot removal might disappear the mark completely...although this dress has had an OVERALL professional cleaning (sans spot removal, we missed it on our our first inspection!) and it is clean and ready-to wear.
Since it is a custom piece, there are no tags, so I would guess it to be a modern SMALL. But please see the measurements below. They were all taken with the garment laying flat, seam to seam, and have already been doubled where necessary. Please compare them to a similar garment of your own. There is not much stretch to the fabric. The lovely model is 5'8" tall, for reference.
Length of shoulder straps from bodice top->16"
Bust, seam to seam->31" (with a bit more room built into the bust, front to back)
Entire length from to of shoulder strap->50"
This dress is completely breathtakingly beautiful and truly OOAK. So if you love it, don't let it get away! c. 1950
Gorgeous Vintage 1950's Red Satin Party Dress
$175 $200 SALE