This is a fabulous early 1950s era cocktail dress made in blue taffeta with applied black cloth horizontal striping. The dress is sleeveless, has broad shoulder straps that cover the shoulder caps and a scoop neckline with centre bodice panel that emanates up and over the neckline, cut curvilinearly at the top. The waistline is defined and the side pockets are angular and jut out at the hip. The dress has a matching stole that is decorated with striping on one side and plain taffeta on the other side. It does up at the left side with a metal zipper and is unlined. It is in a below the knee length and has a short kick vent at the bottom centre back.
Label: Imported From New York. Exclusively Yours Miladi Saskatoon. The Saskatoon Public Library has a wonderful photo of the Miladi shop window online, taken in 1955.
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:
Bust: 37” around, taken at the underarms
Waist: 30” around
Hips: 39” around
Length: 44” long, measured flat
Condition: It is in very good condition with no wear, tear, stains or odours - this dress looks to have seen little use and was well stored over the years.
Beautiful colour and style, this is an exceptional dress, designed in New York and sold in Saskatoon!
Vintage 1950s Cocktail Party Dress Blue & Black Taffeta New York Fashion Size M