Oh this is a dream of a dress! Black cotton strapless 50s dress with bands of white ballerinas and bands of pink roses. The print is just sublime! strapless bodice with a sweetheart bust with small ruching. Nipped in waistline and dramatic very full skirt. Side metal zipper to fasten. No labels, but looks commercially made. Also worth noting, this has quite a generous hemline, if you want to make straps for it. This one is very special!
Dress is pictured with a petticoat which is not included in the sale.
The dress is not labeled with a size but fits approx like a XS. For your best fit please refer to the measurements.
Fit on model: fits as shown but is too tight in the bust
Top of bust to waist: 9.5"
(There is a 3.5"hem on this)
Good condition, some small things to note but presents beautifully.
-There are some fade to this. It has had two darts added to the underbust which have been unpicked. Where the darts where the cotton is a little bit darker black and the whites of the ballerina a tinge yellower, see photos. The black of the rest of the bodice does show a little bit of slightly uneven fade. There is also some slight fade to the creases of the pleats to the top of the skirt, but this is not very noticeable, and some small areas of sun fade to the side seams. Please see photos.
-There are some small holes to the inside of the bodice, but these can't be seen when worn.
-It is possible this originally had boning, which has been removed.
Priced to reflect condition.