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- Striking Hattie Carnegie Strapless Ball Gown w/ Attached Lace Shawl
A striking violet satin and lace gown! The strapless, corset style bodice is covered in violet lace, which is scalloped along the top. The bodice closes with a series of hook and eye closures up the front (additional hidden snap closures below the waist secure the dress in place). The bodice has an attached lace shawl, which can be worn in a variety of ways (it can be used to cover the arms completely if you please). The satin skirt is gathered at the hips and over the derriere to create a fabulous bouffant effect with a tulip hem. The satin has a stiff pellon backing to help the skirt retain its shape. The dress is fully lined in purple acetate and bears the Hattie Carnegie label in the side seam near the hem.
Size: 37" bust, 29" waist, free hips. Approximately 48" from underarm to hem.
Condition: In good condition, but there is some scuffing to the skirt. A 1" slit/ tear in the lace under the front placket (not really that visible when secured). Discoloration to the underskirt that does not show through. Tiniest bit of discoloration to the lace at the underarm edge. A little bit of hard to see water marking along the edge of a small section on the hem. The sheen helps to obscure it, but at certain angles there is some color variation... dress still presents beautifully and I don't think any of this is an issue.