Size 10 1950s Bombshell Dress - Drama Queen Amethyst Purple Taffeta Cocktail - 40s 50s Asymmetric Jagged Peplum - Off Shoulder - Waist 28

$ 249.99

1950s purple cocktail dress, fit for a drama queen! This bombshell dress has a boned bodice with a petal bust & a halter "shrug" hugging the shoulders. The halter ends in glittering ornate rhinestone clips, and there are spaghetti straps, though they could be removed if preferred. The dress is a svelte rustling shotcloth taffeta hourglass with a fitted skirt in two layers - a pair of deep jagged tulip style peplum panels over a lean straight skirt. The peplum has an oversized bow at left back, very Marilyn... late 1940s to early 50s.

Ladies' Size
9 to 10

Bust 35.5 (possibly 36), Waist 28, Hip 39; Shoulder to Waist 15, Shoulder to Hem 46.5 Inches


None, factory made

Amethyst purple chameleon shotcloth taffeta with charcoal, silver, and black changeable tones

Side seam metal zipper, with snaps joining the bow accent to back waist


Condition Detail
Barely worn, the right side seam bodice has been let out and a faint line of stitching holes remains, rhinestone accents have 4 stones missing and several are yellowed, belt loops but no belt, the taffeta is in beautiful condition with an occasional tiny dimple, hard to notice on this vivid shotcloth fabric with its "moving" colors

Washing Instructions
Dry clean

Please note: All measurements (bust - waist - hip) are the maximum body measurements that will fit the item. These measurements already have ease subtracted and they are not actual fabric widths. To get actual fabric widths add two inches at the bust - one inch at the waist and two inches at the hip.

Size listed is a modern size. Any available vintage size is noted in the Label description. Please remember vintage sizes and modern sizes can vary a great deal.

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