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New Look Black Heavyweight Faille Beaded Portrait Collar Coat Dress - S, 1950s



Able to be worn as a gown or a full-length princess coat, this versatile dress is made from super-heavyweight silk faille sturdy enough to stand upright on its own. Sculpted princess seams and elbow sleeves deliver charm in buckets, while the massive portrait collar—dripping with glass beads and passementerie—may be turned upward for a dramatic Elizabethan effect. Fit-and-flare coat dress of super-heavyweight silk faille; massive notched portrait collar with passementerie and glass bead detail is stiff enough to wear upright for Elizabethan effect. Puffed elbow-length dolman sleeves and nine full-length princess seams for dramatic skirt sweep; four covered button front closure plus heavyweight hook and eye beneath collar. Fully lined in black acetate. fabric: super-heavyweight silk faille noteworthy: dry clean only alterations: secured glass beads where loose condition: very good with light fading on lining only measurements: neckline opening: 9 ½” across, 10” drop collar: 6” at widest shoulders: approx. 15” sleeve length: approx. 10” from shoulder, approx. 6” from underarm sleeve circumference: 14” at upper arm, 10” at elbow bust: 38” waist: 28” hips: free length: approx. 54” from shoulder sweep: 164” hem: 1 ½” label: no label present size: no size tag present; comparable to modern size small


  • Dimensions
    Marked Size: none; comparable to size S (US)Bust: 38 in. (96.52 cm)Waist: 28 in. (71.12 cm)Shoulder to Hem: 54 in. (137.16 cm)
  • Style
    New Look (Of the Period)
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Altered (not by designer). Light fading on lining only.
  • Seller Location
    Tucson, AZ
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 0811.09.3441stDibs: LU86434912153

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    $110 Standard Parcel Shipping
    to anywhere in the world, arrives in 3-5 weeks.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: Tucson, AZ
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 1 day of delivery.

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