Size 4 Wedding Dress - Glamorous 1950s Silk Bombshell Bridal Gown with Exquisite Beadwork - Small Fitted Gown - NWT - Bust 34.5 - 31788

$ 749.99

An incredibly glamorous dress! This exquisite find is late 50s/early 60s and just as appropriate for the red carpet as the wedding day. It has a scoop neckline, lower in back with curling lines of looped fringe & embroidery at the neckline. This beadwork continues uninterrupted along the bust, torso and then along the train. It has pairs of darts for an hourglass silhouette and a fitted skirt with a single slit at center back.

The train is a simplistic extension of the back of the dress, in a panel that separates from the side seams beginning at the level of the waist, but it is not a separate piece. If you look at the back of the dress, you are looking at the "train panel". It hides a center back walking slit that is underneath, in a separate layer from the back skirt. It functions as a train because it stands away from the wearer a bit, though it's subtle compared to a traditional train.

It was once shown in a bridal shop that opened in 1957. Its original $300.00 tag is attached from about fifty years ago... this would be over $2,700 in today's dollars!

Ladies' Size
3 to 4

Bust 34.5, Waist 25.5, Hip 34.5; Shoulder to Waist 15, Shoulder to Hem 56 Inches


' Sallie's / GOLDSBORO, N.C. ' at back bodice

Vanilla* ecru silk shantung with narrow occasional slubs, matching curlique embroidery in a blanket style stitch, clear glass seed beads, offwhite taffeta lining; this shantung is rather golden for a wedding gown, but it may be the original hue as it's completely even and the stitching color matches

Center back synthetic zipper


Condition Detail
Never worn and practically pristine, both the underarms have one very minor abraded rub and a slight gray scuff from dust, these are extremely hard to notice and definitely not a detraction

Washing Instructions
Dry clean in a net bag by a cleaner experienced with vintage clothing

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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