Vintage 1950s 1960s dress silky poss rayon shimmery lavender blue bronze sleeveless bandeau shoulder neckline summer full skirt bow v back
Delightful true vintage late 1950s early 1960s sleeveless dress, with a real period c 1959 cowl front v back bandeau neck/shoulder line where beneath the bandeau is shoulder structure so it doesn't slip down; sits tight and relatively high at front while at the back there is a shallow v, culminating in a central bow & 'ribbon' drape.
While it has no label, fabric content or lining it is probably skilled seamstress made as the neck/shoulder line & darts are very difficult so I think it more likely a 'model' dress.
It is a lovely shade of airforce to dark lavender blue , with small subtle bronze leaf motifs barely noticeable but ideal for teaming with bronze fawn or subtle mink brown, as well as blue accessories. The bandeau has a faux 'jewel' embellished trim.
It is a small size, and if you want an earlier 50s look this is ideal for a petite size as on me )I am 5ft 5 ins) with heels it feels a little whereas someone closer to 5ft it will give that more traditional 50s length ideal for jive etc. It is a lovely dress to wear to the horse races, or Goodwood Revival (if you have a period 'blue' mink, or even a mink colour mink stole ideal!), though watch the wind unless you are wearing a petticoat! It WILL blow up on a breezy day!
Because of the bust darts it is best worn with a bullet or cross your heart bra to give the proper structure.
One problem with the dress: on the back it has a tiny tear a couple of millimeters which doesn't appear to be fraying or worsening; likely caught on a thorn at some point. I struggle to find it usually so that is how unnoticeable it is but be aware of that; reflected in the price or I'd have it double.
I also shot the dress before properly steamed and the light was merciless i showing slight creases that weren't noticeable when I took it out. So it is a dress that will likely need to be hung and steamed after sending to you though I will do it prior and do my best to pack it properly I do have 20 yrs in retail fashion dept store wrap!
Beautiful original 1950s dress for a song! Talking of songs, I have chosen 'Blue Angel' as inspiration by Roy Orbison from 1960 as the bandeau structured dress neck/shoulder line & slightly shorter less full skirts came in 1959/1960. If you need a petticoat underskirt (modern) talk to me I have available at reasonable price and if you buy the dress I can do an even better price.
"We'll have lovin' so fine, magic moments divine
If you'll just say you're mine I'll love you till the end of ti-i-ime
Don't you worry your pretty head
I'll never let you do-ow-ow-ow-ow-own
I'll always be arou-ou-ou-ou-ound, blue angel..."
And she has been around now for over 60 years...will you be her next custodian and love her till the end of time?
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