1950s Palm Beach Estate handmade black silk taffeta & lace evening gown

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1950s handmade black silk taffeta & lace evening gown 1950s...This dress is from one of the last great old Palm Beach Florida estates, back when live in dressmakers were the rule of thumb!!! Handmade of black silk taffeta with black lace appliques and a flowing skirt...Expertly crafted, the dress has a fitted bodice, the wide shear lace shoulder straps each have a narrow shoulder strap beneath which is attached to the bodice and carries the weight of the dress...Fitted at the waist the skirt skims the hip ad flares to a full hem...The skirt has two layers of taffeta...The bodice of the dress is inter lined with cotton muslin, there are built in breast pads at the bust for shape (these could be removed), the skirt is interlined in linen buckram for shape...In the day these dresses were worn with full slips...Closes at the back with a painted metal zipper and a hook and eye at the top...Fits like a modern small...

In excellent wearable condition... All our clothing is dry cleaned and inspected for condition and is ready to wear...Any condition issues will be noted...For visual comparison our mannequin is a size 4

Please check the measurements provided below and compare with your own measurements for the best possible fit! Please contact us if you have any questions about this item or need more photos…

Measurements are:
Bust 34"
Waist 28"
Hip 38"
Shoulder top to waist back 15"
Waist to hem 42"
Place of Origin
United States
Wear consistent with age and use
Marked Size
Small (US)
Dealer Location
West Palm Beach, FL
Number of Items
Reference Number
Palm Beach Vintage
3623 South Dixie Hwy
West Palm Beach FL 33405
1stdibs Dealer since 2012 Located in West Palm Beach, FL
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