1950s Pale Green Chiffon Prom Party Dress

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Circa 1950s

A dream of a dress: what all your 1950s prom fantasies are made of. Romantic, rustling layers of fabric, a gorgeously full skirt, and flattering ruched, boned bodice give a classic sillhouette. The skirt is made of three layers, a stiff taffeta underlining for volume, net lining for a bit of flood, and a delicate chiffon overlay to give that magical, translucent effect. It has a back zip lapped metal zipper fastening and hook and thread eye fastening.

We love that there are so many ways to wear this lovely frock: the brocade straps can be worn on or off the shoulder, and there are two long long sash ties that fall from the top back zip. Let them drape at the back to flow when dancing, tie them in a bow for extra detail or wear them around your shoulders to the front to act as a shawl.

Put this on and float onto the dance floor, ready to break hearts and take names.


CONDITION
Professionally handmade to a high standard. We have done some sympathetic restoration to this darling. There remains one or two age spots on taffeta lining, invisible when worn. A few small snags on chiffon overlay skirt commensurate with age, also invisible when worn.

MEASUREMENTS & DETAILS
All vintage clothing is measured with the garment flat and measurements doubled for width. Please compare these measurements to a garment that fits you well as often there is very little or no give in vintage fabrics.

Bust - 41 inches (with additional cup room)
Waist - 37 inches
Hips - free
Shoulder to hem - 46 inches (ballet length on most)
Slightly dropped waist to hem - 27.5 inches
No moveable seam allowance.

NOTE

Please note our Authentic Vintage items are not held at the boutique location as it's just too small! We're able to arrange for items to be sent there if you wish to try them on, however this will need to be requested - drop us a line via our contact page to arrange!