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This rare '50s bridal gown from I. Magnin & Co. is absolutely stunning with its bold lines and fine-crafted simplicity! A sleek, asymmetrical button bodice hugs your curves on top, while down below, folds upon folds of the softest silk swish against your legs from the nipped, knife-pleated waistline. Perfect for the bride who wants to be unencumbered on the dance floor, or the one who's looking for that special rehearsal or reception dress for her vintage-inspired wedding!
~ F E A T U R E S ~
• pearl white genuine silk satin
• sleeveless with v-back
• scoop neckline
• asymmetrical button front bodice
• nipped waist with drop waist on right side
• satin bow at drop waist
• dozens of tiny knife pleats gathered at waistline
• full-length sweeping skirt
• crinkly knife-pleated folds
• front closure comprised of buttons, snaps, and hook and eye
• hidden waistband inside for additional support — skirt is heavy!
• hidden bra strap holders to keep straps from moving
• hem can be let down another 4.5"
• no train — so you can wear it more than once!
~ S I Z I N G ~
• Best approximates: Extra Small to Small, or 2-4
• Bust: 35" with room for generous cups
• Waist: 23-24"
• Hip: full
• Length from mid-shoulder to hem: 58.5"
• Length from waistline to hem: 42.5"
• Hem can be let down another 4.5"
The waist is of this dress is small, but the roominess of the bust was made for a generously endowed lady! 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. Mannequin is 33" x 24" x 34". Model is 5’7”. Dress has NOT been clipped back in photos.
Brand/Label: I. Magnin & Co
Material: 100% Genuine Silk
Condition: Excellent! Freshly cleaned with minimal things to note...
• There is what appears to be a very faint irregularity in the silk near the edges of the bodice in front and back, like a subtle run. It's almost imperceptible.
• Teeny section at the bottom-right of the drop waist panel where there's a small undone stitch. Barely noticeable.
• A couple of tiny scuffs and one small faded stain in the skirt hem. Very minor, they get completely lost in the folds. See closeups and feel free to ask for more photos!
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• Please note we do not accept returns. Due to the irreplaceable nature of vintage items, all sales are considered final. Don’t hesitate to ask if you have sizing inquiries or if you’d like more photos! We’re happy to help you estimate a fit and provide additional details. Please see our shop policies for more information. Thank you!
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Unless otherwise noted, the measurement of an item is taken lying flat and then doubled for an approximate circumference where appropriate (such as the bust, waist, and hip). Length is generally taken from the mid-shoulder, or top of shoulder strap, for tops and dresses; or the waistline for pants and skirts, to the very bottom of the item’s hem.
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We’re very sorry, but due to the irreplaceable nature of vintage, we cannot offer returns or exchanges. Vintage pieces are often one of a kind and can be delicate, and the risk of incurring damage with return transactions is simply too great. It is our responsibility to note flaws and provide you with accurate measurements. It is your responsibility to read them and determine if they will fit you.
We want you to be thrilled with your purchase! Please never hesitate to ask for more details or photos before purchasing so you can buy with confidence. If upon receiving your item you find something terribly wrong that makes it dysfunctional (i.e., a broken strap that wasn’t noted), please message us and we will do our best to make it right!
In compliance with the European Union’s Consumer Rights Directive, we will make an exception to our no-returns policy only to EU citizens under the following guidelines. You must contact us within 14 days of receiving your item. For us, this means 14 calendar days from the date your tracking number has indicated the package was delivered to the address provided. The item must be returned in its original sent condition within 7 days after confirmation of the return. You must pay the return shipping cost and provide a tracking number of the return shipment. Your refund will be issued within 14 days of receipt of undamaged item.
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