This is a wonderful early 1950s era crinoline dress made in a very pretty tone of burgundy wine silk taffeta. The dress has padded shoulders and a sweetheart type neckline with a fold back collar that could maybe be worn pinned forward. It has below the elbow length sleeves, a defined waist and a matching rope type belt. The skirt is cut full, like a circle skirt, and posed with a crinoline, but no crinoline is supplied. The dress does up the side with a fine tooth metal zipper.
Label: no label, probably seamstress made, but expertly constructed
Sizing: No size is indicated, and although this should fit a medium size, please note the following measurements for fit, taking into account the style of the dress:
Shoulders: 14 1/2” across from shoulder/sleeve seam to shoulder/sleeve seam
Sleeves: 18” from the shoulder/sleeve seam
Sleeve inseam: 11”
Bust: 35”-36” around, taken at the underarms
Waist: 26” around
Hips: Full, meant to fall loosely
Length: 45 1/2” long, measured flat
Condition: It is in very good condition with no wear, tear, stains or odors - this dress looks to have seen little use and was well stored over the years.
Beautiful colour, this is an exceptional quality dress - sure to be noticed!
Vintage 1950s Party Dress Burgundy Wine Silk Taffeta w Crinoline Skirt Size M