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Ivory Lace Drop-Waist Wedding Gown with Bateau Neck - XS, 1950s

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The unusual combination of a drop waist and fit-and-flare silhouette impart a charm reminiscent of Givenchy's designs for Audrey Hepburn. Perfectly balanced by transparent lace cap sleeves and bateau neck, and punctuated with a half bow on the bodice. Ballet length ivory lace wedding gown with cap sleeves and bateau neckline. Bust-to-hem princess seams in front and back for dramatic full body curves; satin half-bow at left breast. Lined to just above bust in taffeta with extra layer of tulle on skirt; chest and sleeves are bare lace. Rear metal zipper closure with 2 hooks and loops at upper back. fabric: rayon taffeta, satin, lace, tulle, acetate noteworthy: dry clean only; note tiny waist measurement! alterations: relined bodice condition: very good with light satin bruising on bow measurements: neckline opening: 11 ½” shoulders: 14” sleeve: 3” from shoulder, 1 ½” from underarm bust: 34” underbust / ribcage: 28” waist: 23” hips: free length: 54” from shoulder, 47” from underarm sweep: 177” (lace top skirt), 233” (inner layer), 133” (lining) label: no label present size: no size tag present; comparable to modern size extra small
  • Dimensions:
    Marked Size: none; comparable to size XS (US)Bust: 34 in (86.36 cm)Waist: 23 in (58.42 cm)Shoulder to Hem: 54 in (137.16 cm)
  • Style:
    Princess (In the Style Of)
  • Place of Origin:
  • Period:
  • Condition:
    Wear consistent with age and use. Altered (not by designer). Light satin bruising on bow.
  • Seller Location:
    Tucson, AZ
  • Reference Number:
    Seller: 0811.09.3931stDibs: LU86434455183
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