This is a striking 1950s era dress made of blue taffeta with a metallic gold checked design incorporated into it. Because use of fabric had been restricted during World War II, it became the fashion during the 50s to reflect the new affluence by using yards of fabric to make a fuller skirt, and a woman’s silhouette was emphasized by accenting the waist. The shoulders have small pads in them and the bodice has a V shaped neckline with raglan cut mid-forearm length sleeves. The center of the bodice has a V shaped opening that is accented with white fabric on either edge. The skirt is cut mid-calf and full, like a circle skirt. The dress does up the side with a metal zipper and the waist is cinched with a matching belt. There is a pocket built into either side below the waist. The dress is unlined. It is posed with a crinoline slip underneath the skirt, but the crinoline is not supplied - a crinoline will support a fuller look, but the dress could be worn without one.
Label: Jody New York Designed
Color: Blue and gold
Sizing: No size is indicated, and although this should fit a medium to large size, please note the following measurements for fit, taking into account the style of the dress:
Shoulders: 17” wide, from the ends of the pads on the shoulders
Sleeves: 9” long from the shoulder pad
Bust: 40” around, taken at the underarms, difficult to ascertain due to slight batwing shape of sleeve
Waist: 32” around, uncinched
Hips: Full - 62” around, but meant to fall loosely
Hemline: 170” around - this is truly a fully cut skirt
Length: 47”, measured flat
This dress is in very good condition, There are two tiny pinholes at the back near the left sleeve. This dress looks to have little use and was well cared for over the years.
This is a wonderful quality dress with attractive 50s style - beautiful reflective taffeta in a striking blue color.
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