40s/50s Mocha Cocktail Dress - sm, med

SKU: 00582-014

New Look cocktail dress in mocha with venise lace at the ballet neckline. Bodice has a baker's dozen covered buttons and loops, and gusseted three-quarter sleeves. Straight, wrap-style skirt with tulip hem snaps at the side beneath the metal Conmar zip, forming an alluring hip swag. Darts at front and back bodice, back hips, and elbows shape that mid-century fit. Matching belt. Unlined. From the late 1940s or early 1950s, and the Sherman estate.

Labels: Milmont Original

Condition: the belt's leather backing is very "crunchy" and the fabric has come away from the back of the buckle. there are no loops, so you can opt to go without a belt (or substitute your own), although the original belt is still wearable as is.

*We've had this dress professionally dry-cleaned and it's ready to wear.*

Garment Measurements:
- labeled a vintage size 14, which is not a modern size 14, so please go by the measurements and compare with something you own that fits you well -
 bodice: 17"/43cm
 bust: 38"/96.5cm
 waist: 27.5"/70cm (there's plenty of seam
  allowance and a skilled seamstress or tailor
  could let the waist out a few inches)
 hips: 38"/96.5cm
 skirt length: 31"/78.cm
 belt (contoured): 32.5"/82.5cm x 1.75"/4.5cm

(BDV SKU: 00582-014)

Our items are not newly manufactured "vintage style" pieces. They are true vintage, at least 20 years old. Please read condition report provided above.

Note to International Customers: Significant overages in shipping fees (where applicable) will be refunded. You are responsible for any taxes or import fees.

~ Proud member of the Vintage Fashion Guild ~

$145.00

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