Size 6 Film Noir Cocktail Dress - 1950s Style Avant Garde Black Velvet Formal Dress - Asymmetric Sheer Black Chiffon Shoulder Cape - Bust 34

$ 139.99

A gorgeous black velvet dress with dramatic avant garde styling! This 50s style cocktail dress was actually made decades later, though you'd never know it by its authentic look and feel. It's a 1980s reprisal of a 50s design, with the effect of a bare-shoulder cased in a sheer chiffon sleeve to the wearer's left. There's another layer here as well, a half-cape that falls to the back (or over the left sleeve), full of vintage drama. This dress is a tailored hourglass with slim sleeves, a fitted waist seam and light gathers to the skirt. Has hidden waist pockets and a full lining.

Ladies' Size
5 to 6

Bust 34, Waist 25.5, Hip 37; Neck to Waist 16.5, Neck to Hem 41.25 Inches


A union label and dry cleaning care label at inside back waist

Black synthetic velvet, probably rayon/acetate; black silky sheer chiffon; black synthetic faille lining

Center back synthetic zipper with petersham ribbon at inside waist


Condition Detail
Very nice, the velvet is like new, the sheer shoulder has a single 1/8-inch hole (pictured) that would be hidden under the cape-like panel, 2-3 minuscule snags to the cape itself, nothing noticed when worn; the inside of back neck lining has a single penpoint hole, invisible to outside

Washing Instructions
Dry clean in a net bag

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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