This vintage 1950s black dress with cap sleeves, full skirt and wide belt is the mid century version of that quintessential item in every woman's wardrobe, the little black dress, and it is fabulous. Introduced by Coco Chanel in 1926, it is the single most innovative fashion concept ever created and its importance was best summed up by the Duchess of Windsor's remark"When a little black dress is right, there is nothing else to wear in its place. This dress can be accessorized to suit any occasion, and it looks great with or without a crinoline and is pictured with a semi full petticoat for illustration only. The dress has a back metal zipper, t the bodice has a darted bust and front and back princess seams, and it has a 2 1/2 inch wide matching belt. The fabric is a semi sheer crepe with a beautiful drape and feel and the dress is in wonderful vintage condition with no rips, holes or odors, though clean and wearable, a dry clean would refresh it. The dress has no label but it is very well made and the belt is marked size 10. Please use the measurements below to gauge fit by comparing them to a well fitting dress of your own. This dress is versatile, timeless and glamorous, it is the ultimate classy classic.
Measurements in inches: Shoulders: 16. Chest: 36. Waist: 26. Hips: Free. Length: 41 inches from top of shoulder to hem. Note: The petticoat is not included.