Special Occasion Dress
Dating from: 1950s
Label: no label couture made
Side seam to side seam across bust 42” (107cm)
Waist 32” (81cm)
Hips 43” (109cm)
Length from back waist to hem 32 ½" (82.5 cm)
A Rock Follies Vintage Size: 16-18
The dress is not a stock size it is couture made so would have been made to fit and would have been worn with a waspie or shape wear pulling in the waist, so the bust is a size 18 waist is a size 16 and hips are a size 16
Please check our size guide for how to take your measurements.
Fabric: A quality duchess satin backed onto a lining fabric
Style: A classic 1950s wiggle dress
Features: The coffee-coloured satin is a classic wiggle shift dress with darts and seams creating a fitted dress with a kick pleat at the centre back. The beading had all be done expertly by hand, the most top quality with cording, lurex thread pearls bugle beads and chocolate-coloured sequins, pearls and gold petal shaped beads make up the artwork back front and around the neckline and arm holes. This dress belonged to a singer.
Closure: metal zip to the back
Ideal to wear for: special events parties or events red carpet proms it’s a stunner
Vintage Condition: Excellent Vintage Condition: a small mark on the front below the hip.
Vintage items are not new they date back to a particular era, some have survived in amazing condition, while others may show some signs of age, but we feel they still deserve to make it into our collection.
Therefore, we have listed our items into three Conditions:
Excellent Vintage Condition: Means the item is in great shape for its age. (Most of our stock will fall into this category)
1950s Hand Beaded Satin Wiggle Dress
No care label as garment is pre 1966 we would recomend specialist Dry clean