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1950s BATEAU-NECKLINE CREAM LACE FIT AND FLARE DRESS

1950s BATEAU-NECKLINE CREAM LACE FIT AND FLARE DRESS

Regular price $548.00 USD
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This vintage 1950s cream lace dress is so wonderfully feminine— it reminds me of something Brigitte Bardot would have worn in the 1950s! It is such a chic vintage bridal option, but would really fit a range of occasions. The construction of this dress actually left me speechless— it's so beautifully made! It's giving Dior's New Look, with the sculpted bodice and full skirt creating a flattering hourglass shape— I love the way the piping under the busts heightens this effect, and also seamlessly incorporates the bow details. The side panels of skirt (which give it the great volume) are the same piece as the lower bodice. The waist is ever so slightly dropped. The bateau neckline is so elegant and flattering— in this 1950s, this exaggerated bateau was referred to as a "Sabrina" neckline, named for the neckline made famous by Audrey Hepburn in 1954's Sabrina. Edith Head won an Academy Award for the movie's costume design in 1955.

There is a petticoat sewn into the skirt to bolster the voluminous shape— this is a really important detail, as 1950s fit and flare dresses were designed to be worn with petticoats underneath, but in most cases they don't come with one. (Back in the day, an entire wardrobe of petticoats was common!). Obviously, you will see many contemporary dresses drawing inspiration from this classic 1950s silhouette, but they truly can't hold a candle to the original, because the construction and workmanship that went into making these vintage dresses creates an unparalleled fit— modern dresses just don't have it!

It is pictured here both with AND without a crinoline petticoat underneath— I personally love the look of a little tulle peeking out from under, and it adds fullness to the shape of the skirt, but it's beautiful both ways. (Please contact me if you would like to purchase a petticoat.)

 The 1950s AURORA BOREALIS STARBURST EARRINGS pictured are also available. 

Measurements: This will best fit a size X-Small and Small but please refer to below measurements to be sure.
Chest: 34"
Waist: 25.5" laid flat, 26.5" pulled comfortable taut
Hips are open
Length: 45" from shoulder to hem 


Great vintage condition, with minor wear commensurate with age. With any questions about the specific condition or size, please email shop@verybreezy.com for additional photos or measurements, as all sales are final.

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