Size 6 Violet Sharkskin Cocktail - 1950s Shotcloth Taffeta Swing Dress - 40s 50s New Look - Fit & Flare - Purple Silver Mauve - Waist 25.5

$ 129.99

Such a striking 1950s dress in femme details, this shotcloth taffeta cocktail is a special find in gorgeous violet hues. It has short sleeves and a fitted bodice with a garden of button flowers to the scoop neckline. It has a fitted waist panel, its original buckle front belt, and a flared skirt in knife pleats. Lovely clear plastic buttons with rhinestone centers detail the front.

Ladies' Size
5 to 6

Bust 36, Waist 25.5, Hip up to 48; Shoulder to Waist 14.75, Shoulder to Hem 43.5 Inches


"Vicky Vaughn / JUNIOR '' at back neck

Sharkskin or shotcloth taffeta with a heavy rib and drape, called ''rep'' in the 50s, in a variety of changeable hues from orchid purple to violet, mauve pink and silvery-gray

Center front clear plastic buttons, neck to hip, each with a clear rhinestone at center


Condition Detail
Beautiful, probably worn once, has slight wrinkling under the arms and reinforced seams at the back bodice where the seams had pulled; minor creases to the belt's backing

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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