Rare 1950s Sheath Dress Created from pin tucked silk crepe, giving a fabulous layered look-all the permanent layers are pristine.
It appears to have a little of the continental about the style with a silk velvet boat neck collar
It’s unique and very beautifully made, with dainty shoulder pads.
Part of a private collection belonging to a fashion designer to Norman Hartnell
The fabric is in the most stunning condition
The dress has been cut to compliment beautifully, a curvy figure. This is a mostly hand finished garment, nevertheless it’s been made to a high standard with all major seams being machined
There are six darts to the front and the same at the back of the skirt to give a truly fitted look.
It’s simply stunning and perfect for any vintage themed venue, and wonderful for retro weddings. Wear with a pure white bolero cardigan or wrap for a nostalgic fashion statement or maybe a 3/4 duster coat and high heels
The measurements given are actual, from seam to seam taken when the garment was laid flat, and are given as a guide.
Please compare these measurements against a similar garment of your own.
Label size 16. The guide size 10/12
Across the bust- Underarm to underarm; 40”
Under bust; 36”
Back Zip; Metal 24”
Across the shoulders; 16”
The dress is unlined
The belt lining is a little distressed as is the buckle- please see photos
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3-5 business days
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