From the 1950s here is a beautiful party dress made of pure silk twill. The silk feels soft to the touch like that of a fine silk scarf.
The dress is a very interesting design. It is actually a simple sheath style which has two overlay panels to create this full swag effect. The overlay panels are lined in an organdy silk and at the hip line area on each side between the silk sheath and the overlay panels is a black taffeta with stiff tulle attached to it, so that it will stand out at the hip line area. The lovely portrait collar is also lined in a stiff gauze like fabric. It does up the back with a long metal zipper and the collar does up with two snaps at the back to keep it attached at the shoulder line. The two buttons are strictly decorative as is the bow at the waistline.
The print is really lovely and reminiscent of an impressionist painting in pinks, reds and taupe coloring.
There is no label, this dress would have been made by an excellent seamstress.
Please rely on the following measurements for fit, all given in inches. Keep in mind there is no stretch to this dress so you should measure smaller than the measurements given in order for the dress to fit comfortably.
Overall length: 40
Condition is very good. I did find one very small black dot mark on the bottom at the back near the edge of the hem.
This is a beautiful example of sophisticated elegance from the 1950s.