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STRIKING 1950's Black Taffeta Cocktail Dress w/ Illusion Inserts


Product Description

A unique and striking 1950's cocktail ensemble!  Rustling black rayon taffeta with pink acetate insets covered in black tulle with lace ruffles.  Dress has a strapless, fitted bodice and a SUPER full, twirling skirt (shown here with a crinoline... not included).  The black tulle in the skirting is also backed in a layer of pink tulle, which produces an interesting optical effect.  Rear metal zipper.  Bodice is boned for support.  Matching, reversible cropped jacket.  A truly FANTASTIC and unique vintage piece.

Size: 34" bust, 26" waist, free hips.  Approximately 41" from underarm to hem.

Condition: In fantastic, wearable condition.  Some issues to note, but they do not affect wearability.  Tiny pin holes under the arms where the dress was pinned to a hanger over the years.  Similar, tiny pin type holes at the sides of the waist from assorted corsages, etc...  Small repair to seam at center bust.  Five breaks in the tulle at the bust.  All but 2 are covered by the lace.  One loose section of lace.  A little residue at the underarm.  A little seam stress.  The lace ruffles on the skirt are uniformly navy blue, while the ruffles on the bust are uniformly black.  I don't think the skirt ruffles are faded as it is 100% uniform top to bottom and front to back... I think this is original to the dress for whatever reason.  The ruffled side of the jacket has some underarm discolor and a few breaks.  Please don't let these minor issues turn you away... this dress is AMAZING and still presents very nicely.

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