1950s Paquita's Organza Occasion Dress With Embroidery Detail

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A dreamy cream organza dress from the '50s with exquisite detailing from Paquita's Dress Shop in Cavite City. An extra-special dress for a one-of-a-kind occasion! Could be a courthouse wedding? Or Prom? Or a picturesque garden soiree? Whatever she was made for, she definitely had a grand time!

The bodice has short sleeves and delightful embroidery of florals and foliage on a soft lace backdrop. The skirt is pleated for fullness, and flares out from the nipped waist. The V-notch neckline with a round alice collar is just so feminine.

The dress is fully lined in ivory rayon with back lapped metal zip to finish the look.


Excellent vintage condition 

Measurements and 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: 44 inches
Waist: 37 3/4 inches
Hips:  free
Length from shoulder to waist :15 3/4 inches 
Waist to hem: 27 inches

There is approximately 1" seam allowance for alterations but there is a generous 5 1/2" hem which could be lowered if desired.

Our models Miss Amelia (model 1) and Miss Gill (model 2) are both a VV size Hedy. (One size larger than this dress). Miss Amelia is 5'3"/162.5cm tall and Miss Gill is 5'5"/165cm tall.