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Will Steinman New Look Pink Blue Strapless Back Bow Bouffant Party Dress-S, 1950

About the Item

Pure spun-sugar perfection, right down to the cotton candy colors. Visible beneath the silver lattice-embroidered top skirt, the ruffled attached petticoat provides volume enough to span nearly six feet. Not to be outdone, the massive center rear bow ensures sweetness both coming and going. Strapless prom dress with flexible boning along front and rear princess seams; triple-layer skirt with pink taffeta underskirt, blue tiered ruffle petticoat and embroidered tulle overlay shot with silver thread. Pleated cummerbund with giant decorative rear bow secured in place by snaps; metal side zipper closure with top and bottom hook and eye. Bodice lined in pink taffeta. fabric: taffeta, tulle noteworthy: dry clean only; stuff bow with tissue to maintain fullness alterations: invisibly repaired losses in tulle condition: very good with gentle surface and underarm wear, and one extremely faint area of discoloration on right bow loop (see photos). measurements: bust: 31” underbust / ribcage: 29” waist: 24” bodice length: 8” hips: free skirt length: 32” total length: 40” sweep: 130” (underskirt), 220” (petticoat), 235” (overlay) bow: 19” wide x 12 ½” high x 6” deep, plus 9 ½” wide x 27” long mitered tails label: Will Steinman Original size: no size tag present; comparable to modern size small
  • Designer:
    Will Steinman
  • Brand:
    Will Steinman
  • Dimensions:
    Length: 40 in (101.6 cm)Marked Size: none; comparable to size S (US)Bust: 31 in (78.74 cm)Waist: 24 in (60.96 cm)
  • Style:
    Ballerina (Of the Period)
  • Place of Origin:
  • Period:
  • Material Notes:
    Voluminous circle skirt spans nearly six feet.
  • Condition:
    Wear consistent with age and use. Altered (not by designer). Gentle surface and underarm wear, and one extremely faint area of discoloration on right bow loop.
  • Seller Location:
    Tucson, AZ
  • Reference Number:
    Seller: 0811.09.2251stDibs: LU86433758543
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