Shimmering black velvet caresses your skin in this stunning '40s ballgown. A single shoulder strap fastens at the sweetheart neckline while a boned and ruched bodice nips your waist. The double-bustle creates a striking silhouette above a sweeping skirt that features bias-cut panels for extra flare when you twirl—and you will want to twirl! Adorned with gorgeous jacquard trim of coral pink and metallic gold. Truly a striking evening gown that harkens to a bygone sultriness!
~ S I Z I N G ~
• Best approximates: Extra-Extra Small to Extra Small, or 00-0
• Bust: 30"
• Waist: 24"
• Hip: full
• Length from mid-shoulder to hem: 57"
• Length from waistline to hem: 42"
• Strap length: 14.5"
• Skirt sweep: 150" +
We recommend measuring out a similar piece of clothing that fits you well and comparing those numbers to the measurements above to best determine fit. Model is 5'7" and wears size 0/XS with a 32” bust, 24" waist, and 35" hip.
~ D E T A I L S ~
• Brand/Label: None
• Materials: Velvet (likely rayon), metallic jacquard trim
• Color(s): Inky black
• Closure: Metal side zipper
• Condition: Excellent! Some slight fraying underneath the strap. One tiny repair at waistline and a couple of minor smudges and irregularities to the velvet. See closeup! Nothing very noticeable that impairs the stunning wearability of this '40s gown!
See the Vintage Condition Guide & Size Chart in our 'About' shop section for more info!
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