This fabulous little black dress is a great wardrobe staple for a vintage lover.
Made in the 1950's from inky black taffeta it has a close fitting bodice and very slim fitting skirt. The collar is oversized and there are two large drapes in the front of the skirt giving the illusion of a much fuller skirt when viewed from the front. The back is more of a wiggle dress. It has a metal side zip.
Black dresses are so difficult to photograph and this looks much better in real life.
This will best fit up to a 35-28-36 but to ensure it will fit you properly, please compare the measurements below to a similar piece you already own;
Flat bust 18"
Flat waist 14"
Flat hip 19"
Shoulders between sleeves 14"
Shoulder to waist 16"
Underarm sleeve length 8.5"
Cuff opening 10"
Good with some minor points to note;
- the sleeves have been taken in slightly, not a fault but a point to note, and this is only seen on the inside
- most minor iron shine in a few places as so often happens with taffeta
- on the front of the skirt, hidden by the drapes, there are some stitch marks visible