Authentic vintage "wiggle" dress from the 1950s in golden olive raw silk fabric. Constructed with dressmaker details. Slim shirtwaist styling features a stand-up, cross-over neckline and eight covered-button placket with hand-finished bound buttonholes (yum). Three-quarter, kimono-cut sleeves with underarm gussets and elbow darts. Subtle blouson bodice. Waist has slim elastic on the interior, but appears smooth and tailored on the exterior. Hip darts for smooth shaping. Back slit for ease of movement. Pinked seams.
Note that the color of this dress is sophisticated and elegant. Golden olive is what comes to mind, but it could also be described as a cross between gold, olive-green, and a mustard yellow-brown. The silk (or silk-like fabric) gives it a rich sheen. It would look great with dark-brown lizard accessories, such as this handbag.
Labels: none - appears to be home sewn with skill
Fiber/Care: unmarked, burn test positive for silk, although it may be a rayon blend, dry-clean
Condition: no flaws to note. hem was taken up 1"/2.5cm by previous owner. we closed an open seam at the back of the skirt.
*We've had this dress professionally dry-cleaned and it is ready to wear.*
bodice (blouses over slightly): 20"/50.75cm
waist: hooks&eyes at 26"/66cm and 27"/68.5cm, but
easily removed and placed at up to 28"/71cm
hips (9" below waist): 38"/96.5cm
hem: currently 3.5"/8.5cm, was originally 2.5"/6cm
(BDV SKU: 00471-003)
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