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1950s Black Silk Taffeta Braided Ruffle Cocktail Dress



This gorgeous 1950s cocktail dress is unlabeled, but hand-sewn to a high standard of craftsmanship. It's made from a black silk taffeta, and has a matching taffeta lining. There are dramatic ruffles around the built-in cups, and at the bottom of the skirt. Braided straps and detailing add a touch of whimsy to the classic 1950s silhouette. Generous pleating at the waist gives the sturdy taffeta enough volume, that a crinoline is unnecessary.  It does up the back with a metal Eclair zipper. This dress is in excellent condition, with only some inconspicuous stitches visible near the back zipper (see the last photo). Professionally dry cleaned and ready-to-wear. 



Bust - 32"

Waist - 24"

Hips - open

Top of straps to waist - 15"

Waist to hem - 24"

Total length - 39"

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