This is a beautiful rich red velvet cocktail dress. It has a wide neckline and integral cap sleeves. The back neckline dips to a V and there are decorative velvet covered buttons to the centre back bodice. The waist is seamed and the skirt is slightly flared with box pleats under the waist line. the dress fastens with a side metal zip. There is a matching slim buckled belt.
Vintage items rarely conform to modern day sizings and the UK size we give is only a guide. You are advised to check the measurements carefully to ensure a good fit.
length: 45" (41" to original hem line - see description)
Approximately UK size: 8 but please check measurements
1950s / CONDITION: Very good. The hem has been let down at some point and faint fold lines can be seen. This is easily rectified by turning up the hem to the desired length. There are a couple of tiny black marks along and above the original hemline which could be hidden when re-turned up. There are faint watermarks at the armpits and a couple of pale smudges to the skirt, and small flecks in the fabric at one shoulder. All reflected in the price.
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