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Period: 1950s
Vintage 1950's Neymar Couture Duchess Satin & Beaded Gown UK 4 US 0
Located in Cheltenham, GB
A once in a lifetime piece, this original 1950's Neymar Couture duchess satin gown, in the most sumptuous shade of cream, showcases true craftsmanship i...
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1950s Evening Dresses and Gowns

1950's Original by Rudolf Silk Taffeta Cocktail Dress
Located in Sharon, CT
1950's BallRoom Dress. Designer Max Cory Rudolf NYC Boutique. Tulle Slip attached to skirt. Bow in front below waist. Zipper in back. Appx USA 6
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American 1950s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Vintage 1950's Pink Swirling Satin & Tulle Dress UK 6 US 2
Located in Cheltenham, GB
This iconic 1950's dress, rendered in layers of pink tulle, with delicate circular satin details, is just the piece for that special occasion. The strapless cut of the dress, featu...
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1950s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Marberl 1950s Silk Skirt Draped Dress
Located in Water Mill, NY
A gorgeous black silk dress from Marberl. It has long sleeves with fine metal zippers at the wrists, a princess seamed bodice for a great fit and a deep V cut...
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American 1950s Evening Dresses and Gowns

1950s French Couture Floral Silk Dress with Purple Bow
Located in London, GB
This exceptional 1950s to early 1960s dress was couture crafted from boldly printed, floral silk in France. Strongly reminiscent of Cristóbal Balenciaga’s work during this era, the t...
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French 1950s Evening Dresses and Gowns

1950s Pale Gold and Blue Brocade Ball Gown Dress
Located in London, GB
This British couture made jacquard ball gown dates to the mid 1950s and has been finished with hand-sewn details. The shimmering champagne hued brocade is detailed with gold ferns an...
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British 1950s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Vintage 1950s Curiel Couture Pleated Purple Silk Chiffon Strapless Goddess Gown
By Gigliola Curiel
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
A simply stunning and incredibly timeless Gigliola Curiel Italian couture heavy pleated royal purple silk chiffon gown dating back to the mid 1950's. Curiel is an important Italian h...
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Italian 1950s Evening Dresses and Gowns

1959 Hall Ludlow Couture Museum-Held Black Silk Appliquéd Petals Hourglass Gown
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
An incredibly beautiful and ultra rare Hall Ludlow for House of Karel black appliquéd petals black silk strapless gown dating back to his fall/winter 1959 collection. Often described...
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Australian 1950s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Hattie Carnegie 1950s Silk Color Block Skirt
Located in Water Mill, NY
A colorful silk patchwork skirt in greens, blues, and pinks. The skirt is comprised of row of squares sewn creating a diagonal pattern of same colors. It has a small waistband, a hand sewn side zipper, and is lined in off white silk. Fits size Extra Small...
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American 1950s Evening Dresses and Gowns

1950s Black Textured Jacquard Dress with Peplum
Located in London, GB
A timeless 1950s shape, this short-sleeve little black dress has a pencil skirt and a cinched waist and tie belt to accentuate the female figure. The voluminous peplum overskirt is c...
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American 1950s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Bustier wedding dress in guipure and beadwork Carven Junior late 1950's
Located in Saint-Ouen-Sur-Seine, FR
Bustier wedding dress in guipure and beadwork ( beads, rhinestone and sequins) Acetate lining and tulle petticoat ( attached to the dress) Boned on the side and back and wired bra ....
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French 1950s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Black asymmetrical cocktail dress in satin and beaded lace Marusia
Located in Saint-Ouen-Sur-Seine, FR
Black asymmetrical cocktail dress in satin and beaded lace. Boned. Draped on the hips and asymmetrical drag. Boned. Zip in the middle back. Total lenght of the dress: 115 cm Total l...
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Unknown 1950s Evening Dresses and Gowns

1950s Helena Barbieri Original Cream Silk Flocked Beaded Strapless Gown
Located in Gresham, OR
1950s Helena Barbieri Original Cream Silk Flocked Beaded Strapless Gown: A sensual original design features a floral motif beaded and jeweled bodice in a subtle and appealing style a...
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American 1950s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Black Ruched Front Rose Embellishment Gown, 1950s
Located in San Francisco, CA
1950s Black Ruched Front Rose Embellishment Gown. Black taffeta fabric drapes down the front beautifully to create dimension and drama in this floor-length, stunning gown, further em...
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1950s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Ivory satin cocktail dress with black passementerie embellishment Circa 1950
Located in Saint-Ouen-Sur-Seine, FR
Ivory satin cocktail dress with black passementerie embellishment. No fabric composition tag but probably organza lining on the top part of the dress and acetate lining inside the sk...
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Unknown 1950s Evening Dresses and Gowns

c. 1959 Jean Patou by Karl Lagerfeld Couture Strapless Blue Satin Evening Gown
Located in North Hollywood, CA
c. 1959 Jean Patou by Karl Lagerfeld Couture strapless blue satin evening sheath gown. Matching oversized fabric buttons and large bow at back. Subtle wrap-like effect at back with c...
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1950s Evening Dresses and Gowns

White guipure bustier wedding dress Pierre Balmain Haute-Couture Circa 1950's
Located in Saint-Ouen-Sur-Seine, FR
White guipure bustier wedding dress. Underdress with boned bustier and zip closure on the back and hook&eye closure on the tulle petticoat. Second zip on the top of the 1st one in th...
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French 1950s Evening Dresses and Gowns

1950's PEDRO RODRIGUEZ silk jersey haute couture dress
Located in San Fransisco, CA
Very rare, jet black, silk-jersey, haute couture dress with asymmetrical cut and draping from Pedro Rodriguez dating to the 1950's. Best fits a US 2. Approximate measurements: bust 3...
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Spanish 1950s Evening Dresses and Gowns

1950s Christian Dior Little Black Dress w Tucked Bustline and Fitted Waist
Located in Gresham, OR
1950s Christian Dior Little Black Sheath Dress w Tucked Bustline and Fitted Waist: Matte black silk faille in a medium weight. Back kick pleat. Back zipper. Fully lined in silk organ...
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French 1950s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Betty Carol 1950s Sculptural Dress
By Mamselle, Betty Carol
Located in Water Mill, NY
A fabulous dress from Betty Carol in light weight black wool and silk taffeta. It has a V neckline front and back with fabulous princess seaming creating a fitted silhouette through...
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American 1950s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Vintage 1950's Irene Lentz Couture Teal Green Draped Silk Grecian Goddess Gown
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
An incredibly ethereal and ultra rare Irene Lentz custom couture vibrant teal green silk chiffon goddess gown dating back to her 1958 collection. Irene Lentz stunned the world in th...
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American 1950s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Orange lace evening dress mermaid gown Ballet INC Circa 1950's
Located in Saint-Ouen-Sur-Seine, FR
Orange lace evening dress mermaid gown with belt. Zip closure on the left side.Belt with snap closure.Silk lining inside the top and skirt lining for the bottom. Stiff fabric in the ...
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American 1950s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Elegant Mr. Blackwell 50s Floral Column w/ Structured Peplum w Matching Stole
Located in Gresham, OR
Elegant Mr. Blackwell 50s Floral Column w/ Structured Peplum and Matching Stole: A fantastic example of Mr. Blackwell's 1950s style with a fitted column silhouette and beautiful str...
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American 1950s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Vintage 1950's Duchess Satin Sweet Pink Pleated Dress UK 8-10 US 4-6
Located in Cheltenham, GB
A true beauty to behold. This original 1950's duchess satin dress, rendered in a soft shade of sweet pink and accented by the most divine pleat wor...
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1950s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Ceil Chapman Off Shoulder Silk Velvet Vintage Gown Black Dress Circa 1950s SM
Located in North Attleboro, MA
Simply gorgeous 1950's Ceil Chapman black velvet off-the-shoulder gown! Ceil Chapman was one of Marilyn Monroe's favorite designers (last image depicts Marilyn dressed in an off-shou...
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American 1950s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Jane Andre 1950s Full Skirt Dress
Located in Water Mill, NY
A great black dress by Jane Andre in a cotton linen blend. It has cap sleeves, a drop waist and full skirt. There is fine band around the crew neckline and ...
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American 1950s Evening Dresses and Gowns

1950s Vintage Tiered Tulle Formal Barbie Pink Cupcake Prom Dress
Located in Sparks, NV
Very 1950s tulle formal dress with a poofy tiered skirt and halter neckline. Details: Fully Lined Side Metal Zip Snap and Hook Closure Marked Size: Not Marked Estimated Size: Smal...
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American 1950s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Vintage 1950's Emma Domb Red Roses Illusion Print Tulle Full-Skirt Party Dress
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
An absolutely sensational Emma Domb red roses floral tulle full-skirt party dress dating back to the mid 1950's. This figure flattering silhouette was inspired by Christian Dior's 'n...
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American 1950s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Vintage 1950's Emilio Schuberth Italian Couture 'Under The Sea' Motif Satin Gown
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
An important and absolutely magnificent Emilio Schuberth Italian couture ocean aquatic motif ivory satin gown dating back to 1951. This breathtaking d...
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Italian 1950s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Grace Kelly Inspired Ivory High-Neck Illusion Wedding Gown and Cap – XS, 1951
Located in Tucson, AZ
An alluring, yet fully-covered gown for those brides who seek modesty without looking mousy, this wedding gown was custom-made for a 1951 bride who valued discretion and beauty in equal measure. Though this gown pre-dates Kelly's, it is strikingly similar to the Helen Rose gown Grace Kelly wore to her wedding to Prince Ranier in 1956. Ivory lace wedding dress with high neckline and narrow Peter Pan collar with 33 working covered buttons from navel to throat; illusion sleeves, upper back and upper chest with interior attached ivory camisole beneath. Pointed sleeves with 8 working covered buttons at each forearm; lightly puffed shoulders with petite interior shoulder pads. V-shaped front and rear waist seam with gentle gathers in back; free-hanging lace overlay skirt with cathedral train. Skirt fully lined in free-hanging ivory acetate with additional rear tulle lining for fullness. Matching Juliet cap...
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American 1950s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Vintage 1950s Yma Sumac Custom Couture Black Orange Silk Hourglass Gown Ensemble
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
An important and truly breathtaking one-of-a-kind dress ensemble custom made for Yma Sumac, dating back to the mid 1950's. Yma Sumac (1922–2008) was a noted Peruvian soprano and the ...
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American 1950s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Vintage 1950s Belgian Lancel haute couture embellished waist black wool dress
Located in Antwerp, BE
This beautiful 1950s Lancel haute couture dress has a beaded waist and is made in a luxurious wool. The dress doesn't have a lining, as it was common to wear a separate lingerie dre...
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European 1950s Evening Dresses and Gowns

1950s Emma Domb Black and Pink Tulle Party Dress
Located in San Francisco, CA
1950s Emma Domb Black and Pink Tulle Party Dress. Ruffled tulle bodice embellished with pearls. Ribbon embellishments. Two layers of black tulle ov...
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1950s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Vintage 1950's Philip Hulitar Old Hollywood Black Silk Hourglass Fishtail Dress
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
This is such a seductive and skillfully made structural look by the famous 'Old Hollywood' couturier, Philip Hulitar. Perfect for any upcoming event; you can't help but feel feminine in this beauty! "The star of a gifted designer has risen recently on the fashion horizon," The New York Times reported after Philip Hulitar opened his own firm in 1949 and I can definitely see why. This luxurious garment is fashioned in the highest quality silk velvet for the bodice and expertly draped light...
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American 1950s Evening Dresses and Gowns

1950s Couture Cobalt Blue Silk Chiffon Evening Dress With Matching Slip
Located in London, GB
This charming 1950s silk chiffon evening dress in cobalt blue has been beautifully constructed to haute couture standard and is in pristine vintage condition. The chiffon overlay is ...
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British 1950s Evening Dresses and Gowns

1950s Mainbocher Couture Black Silk Lace Dress
Located in London, GB
This 1950s Mainbocher black silk and lace evening dress is of exceptional quality with some really elegant details. The bodice is fully lined and the bust has slight padding to add s...
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American 1950s Evening Dresses and Gowns

1950s Vintage Fuchsia Barbie Pink Scalloped Lace Cocktail Dress
Located in Sparks, NV
Vibrant fuchsia pink cocktail dress from the 1950s. Full sweep and scalloped edges. Details: Partially Lined Side Metal Zip and Hook Closure Marked Size: Not Marked Estimated Size:...
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American 1950s Evening Dresses and Gowns

A Carven French Haute Couture Evening Dress in Pleated Jersey Silk Circa 1950
Located in Toulon, FR
Circa 1950 France Long evening dress in cream silk jersey by Carven dating from the 50s. Dress with cleavage in shape of heart huging the chest, accented by a pleated work recalling the work of Ms. Grès. Skin-tight dress...
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French 1950s Evening Dresses and Gowns

1950s Arnold Scaasi Vintage Yellow / Gold / Mustard Print Silk Cocktail Dress
Located in Sparks, NV
Vintage 1950s gold and yellow cocktail dress by Arnold Scaasi. Fully lined with rear zip and hook closure. Fits like a modern XS. The bust measures 37", waist 23", hips 50" and the t...
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American 1950s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Vintage 1950's Pauline Trigere Black Lace & Ivory Satin Off-Shoulder Party Dress
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
An exceptionally beautiful, museum worthy Pauline Trigère designer dress dating back to the early 1950's. These early examples of her work are hard to come by. During this time period, Pauline Trigère's name was part of the glamorous excess in Hollywood fashion. Her exquisite tailoring and feminine fitting clothing were highly desired by the wealthy and famous. Trigère designs commanded some of the highest prices...
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American 1950s Evening Dresses and Gowns

A French Flowered Printed Chiffon Dress With Removable Skirt, circa 1950-1960
Located in Toulon, FR
Circa 1950-1960 France Unlabelled dress very good manufacturing, high-quality garment, chiffon flowers on green background. Short sleeves. Scarf neck can be tied. Fine pleated skir...
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French 1950s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Vintage 1950's Lilac Watersilk Floral Dress UK 8 US 4
Located in Cheltenham, GB
Rendered in the most delightful shades of lilac set against a dove grey background, this original 1950's floral water silk dress is just the piece to add to ...
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1950s Evening Dresses and Gowns

White and Silver Ballerina or Wedding Dress with Removable Red Trim – XS, 1950s
Located in Tucson, AZ
Why not throw a little Hell-bent red into your virginal white dress? The silver filigree embroidery imparts a distinctly Nutcracker-Ballet-Snow-Fairy feeling, but the red implies pure “charm school dropout.” A lovely exercise in contradictions that would also make a precious tea-length wedding gown by simply removing the red fringe. Strapless sweetheart party dress with shelf bodice and split front triple-layer tulle skirt; flexible boning in front and back princess bodice seams. Silver metallic filigree embroidery around full circumference of shelf bodice and down skirt split, plus red tulle...
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Unknown 1950s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Vintage Christian Dior Museum Cocktail Dress, 1950s
Located in New York, NY
Very rare vintage Christian Dior evening gown. The dress is made of embroidered trimmed multi-lair weightless tulle. This dress d...
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French 1950s Evening Dresses and Gowns

1950s Demi Couture House of Nine Black Silk Chiffon Vintage 50s Rhinestone Dress
Located in San Diego, CA
Beautiful 1950s House of Nine demi couture black silk chiffon bombshell halter dress ! Tailored bodice with three strands of rhinestones under the bust that leads into the back. Full...
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1950s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Emma Domb Red Bib Front Ballerina Party Dress with Satin Cummerbund – S, 1950s
Located in Tucson, AZ
A balance of masculine and feminine, this frothy party dress pairs tuxedo references like bib pleating and a wide cummerbund with an undeniably ladylike silhouette complete with a 25...
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American 1950s Evening Dresses and Gowns

1950s Worth London Couture Brown Lace and Pink Sheath Dress
Located in London, GB
A superb 1950s couture sheath dress from Worth London, in a striking combination of pale pink satin silk and brown lace. The slip underlay is designed in a luxurious soft rose pink s...
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British 1950s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Vintage 1950's Ceil Chapman Pink Silk Chiffon Floral Appliqué Cocktail Dress
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
An absolutely stunning and ultra rare Ceil Chapman designer vibrant pink silk-chiffon floral appliqué dress dating back to the late 1950's. Tot...
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American 1950s Evening Dresses and Gowns

1950s Royal Blue Taffeta and Tulle Ball Gown
Located in San Francisco, CA
1950s Royal blue taffeta ball gown featuring a sweetheart neckline layered on a pleated tulle modesty panel and adorned with rhinestone flowers appliqués. The full length skirt is hi...
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1950s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Mollie Parnis 1950s Black Dress with Pleated Ribbon Inserts
Located in London, GB
This exceptional 1950s Mollie Parnis black wool evening dress with pleated ribbon inserts is a superb example of the glamorous lines and exquisite design features synonymous with its designer. An iconic favourite for a number of figurative members of American society during the 50s, 60s and 70s, Parnis famously dressed First Ladies namely Mrs.Eisenhower, Lady Bird Johnson, Pat Nixon, Betty Ford and Rosalynn Carter...
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American 1950s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Jean Patou Haute Couture Dress Spring-Summer, 1955
Located in SAINT-OUEN-SUR-SEINE, FR
Jean Patou Haute Couture dress in guipure, satin and tulle. No label of composition or size, it fits a size 36FR. Haute Couture Collection Spr...
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French 1950s Evening Dresses and Gowns

1950s Cage Back Dress
Located in Water Mill, NY
A great black dress with a bateau neckline, short sleeves and small vertical straps draping in the bodice back. It has a straight skirt with a back vent and an attached belt. The dre...
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American 1950s Evening Dresses and Gowns

1950s LingerieLike Ruched CrepeSilk & SemiTransparentOrganzaNetSkirt MiniDress
Located in Chicago, IL
This unusual mid-century lingerie-style black semi-transparent mini dress that conjures a historic pinup-girl like Bettie Page is suitable as a cocktail dress as part of an evening ensemble. It was probably meant by its New York designer to be paired with slim cropped pants, which became popular in The States after worn by Hollywood-movie actresses Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe. The A-line dress was most likely made by the former ready-to-wear fashion company following the revolutionary debut by French Christian Dior of his couture cinched-waist-voluminous-skirt "New Look" collection, whereafter German Sonja de Lennart introduced "Capris" in 1949, and American Hugh Hefner launched Playboy magazine in 1953. The complex hourglass-shaped garment features a double v-neck four-seamed ruched lined bodice in a crepe silky woven fabric. Its defined gathered bust extends from the chest seams at two angles to form short dolman sleeves only in the front, while there are arm seams in back. The gathered see-through black faux-lace organza flared skirt reveals a black velvet-textured scalloped floral pattern with a net underlayer. With beige lining, the self-trim band at the waist enables the folded scalloped-lace pattern to continue to stand out on the opaque black torso. The edges of the peplum and sleeves are further cut in a scallop shape to resemble more delicate eyelash-lace trim. The brand label of the obsolete line is the only interior tag that remains. Camouflaging the midsection, the flattering dress will best suit a U.S.-size 6. It can also be worn by larger sizes with a relatively slim waist and small or large bust as there is no restriction at the hips or wide armholes. At the waistline, a hook and looped cord fasten over the bypass zipper to better conceal it. Notably, the steel-tab-and-teeth zipper is an original U.S-made Murlen model, which was used in new clothes from the 1940s to 1960s and helps to date the mid-century dress.
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American 1950s Evening Dresses and Gowns

1950s Ceil Chapman Black Silk Taffeta Full Circle Dress
Located in London, GB
This is a brilliant example of Ceil Chapman's early work from the late 1940s to early 1950s and the black taffeta silk design is exquisite. Its the first thing you notice about this dress which has the most unusual construction. The skirt's textured element from a distance looks like a floral design but its actually a large number of circular pleated stitched designs. The way the fabric is pulled and stitched creates an almost 3D effect. We have never seen this work before but it would have taken a very skilled seamstress and an incredible amount of time to do it. The dress style is a classic shirtwaister design with three taffeta covered buttons to fasten the bodice which is beautifully shaped and Princess seamed. The sleeves are three quarter length and feature a folded cuff...
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American 1950s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Pink-Lavender New Look Strapless Tiered Lace Ballerina Party Dress – S-M, 1950s
Located in Tucson, AZ
A candy colored confection smack dab between pink and lavender, this little trifle is similar to a Christian Dior Haute Couture gown that debuted at the 2011 Resort/Cruise show in Sh...
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Unknown 1950s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Vintage 1950's Custom Couture Beaded Jeweled Ivory Silk Hourglass Back-Bow Gown
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
In this gorgeous 1950's ivory crème silk-faille gown, the detailed construction and meticulous attention to detail are comparable to what you will find in modern couture. This captivating custom made garment looks identical to the one actress June Havoc wore. Sparkling prong-set rhinestones mixed with elaborate glass beadwork give the garment so much depth and texture. This workmanship alone must have taken weeks. The bodice has a flattering duel thin-strap sculpted sweetheart nipped-waist framed by large dangling pearls. I love the dramatic three-dimensional back bow which really makes a statement. The flattering front ruched wiggle skirting finishes this showstopper in a perfect "Old Hollywood" style. As pictured, though we do not have written authentication, we believe this gown belonged to Joan Havoc. The documentation, source and measurements point in this direction. A beautiful one-of-a-kind garment that would definitely make an unforgettable bridal or red carpet look. Measurements Bust: 35-36 inches Waist: 26 inches Hips: up to 38 inches Total Length:58 inches This 1950's custom couture gown...
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American 1950s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Lanvin by Castillo Yellow Lace Dress
Located in SAINT-OUEN-SUR-SEINE, FR
Jeanne Lanvin By Castillo - Yellow lace dress with a yellow silk belt. Circa 1950s. No composition or size tag, it fits a size 36FR. Additio...
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French 1950s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Mignon 1950's Silk Taffeta and Lace Cocktail Dress
Located in New York, NY
Mignon Silk Taffeta and Lace Cocktail Dress from the 1950's. Silk taffeta is tucked through the waist which opens into a full bouffant bubble skirt supported inside with tulle. Dress...
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American 1950s Evening Dresses and Gowns

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