1950s Cocktail Dress Hardy Amies Rare Vintage Grey Silk Gown inc Net Skirt


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Wonderful, unique and totally genuine Vintage 1950s Hardy Amies created from the most sumptuous grey watered silk.
It was purchased in the early 1950s and placed into a Private Collection belonging to a fashion designer.
Its exquisitely designed, sumptuous and with the utmost style to compliment the wearer. The bodice is fashioned with a faux bolero with bow. The waist is beautifully styled, to fall over the wearers hips smoothly. From where the fabric falls in dainty folds.
The skirt of the dress is a full circle. The separate underskirt is made from stiffened nylon and net.

The sleeves are simple, with the cuffs finishing slightly over the wrist. It's lined in rayon silk, which is fashioned to give additional support to the lady. The garment has the original designers label with a size tag of 16.
I am listing this as a uk 12
The measurements given were taken when the garment was laid flat and relaxed, and are given as a guidance to compare against a garment of your own.

Underarm to underarm; 38”
Under bust 36”
Length; 44"
Sleeves; 21”
Waist; 30”
Hips; 38"
Across the shoulders; 16.5”

The dress has been freshly dry cleaned and is ready to wear
Please drop me a line, if you have any questions.

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  • United States : 3 - 10 business days
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  • Europe : 3 - 10 business days
  • Australia, New Zealand and Oceania : 5 - 10 business days
  • Asia Pacific : 3 - 10 business days

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