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Black and Fuchsia Rosebud and Rhinestone Yawn-Pocket Ballerina Dress –L, 1950s

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A modern vintage masterpiece, this ladylike frock is loaded with charming extras (our favorite is the pocket detail: decorative AND practical) that keep its timeless silhouette from becoming stuffy. If the yawning pockets and dimensional rosebuds don't garner enough attention, the voluminous rustling skirt certainly will! Match accessories to the rosebuds for a playful alternative to black. Sleeveless circle dress with silk velvet cording at neckline, arm holes and pockets; massive fold-over yawning pockets each hip. Front bodice and pocket points feature rhinestone sprinkles and 3-D appliqué rosebuds. Bust darts, front and back princess seams at bodice, and matching belt*. Rear metal zipper closure; hanging loops. Unlined. fabric: rayon taffeta noteworthy: dry clean only alterations: reinforced seams and pocket joins condition: very good with three pinprick holes at rear left hip; belt is in good condition with gentle creases and small tear at tightest hole measurements: neckline opening: 12” across shoulders: 16” from outer shoulder edge to edge (straps 2” at narrowest) bust: 42” waist: 28” bodice length: 15” from shoulder, 8 ½” from underarm hips: free skirt length: 30” total length: 45” from shoulder; 38 ½” from underarm sweep: 216” belt: ¾” wide x 34” long; adjustable from 29” – 31 ½” label: no label present size: no size tag present; comparable to modern size large *please note belt is not original to dress but will be included in sale
  • Dimensions:
    Marked Size: none; comparable to size L (US)Bust: 42 in (106.68 cm)Waist: 28 in (71.12 cm)Shoulder to Hem: 45 in (114.3 cm)
  • Style:
    Ballerina (In the Style Of)
  • Place of Origin:
  • Period:
  • Condition:
    Wear consistent with age and use. Altered (not by designer). Three pinprick holes at rear left hip; belt is in good condition with gentle creases and small tear at tightest hole.
  • Seller Location:
    Tucson, AZ
  • Reference Number:
    Seller: 0811.09.2671stDibs: LU86439728012
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