Stunning 1950s dress made by a very talented lady for her sister. We’re lucky to have a picture of her wearing this lovely dress to a family event, in 1959.
The orange lining is overlaid by a pale orange flocked fabric with bow detail to the bodice. An underskirt of stiffened fabric (buckram?) gives support to the structure of the frock but we have photographed this 1950s dress with an extra net petticoat (not included with the dress, sorry). I think she would accommodate an even fuller net petticoat which would really show her lovely shape – so flattering!
Approx Bust: 32″ to 34″
Waist: 28″ to 30″
(measurements taken across the back of the dress when lying flat, so you may want to do the same with a dress from your own wardrobe).
Approximately, this 1950s dress is equivalent, in size, to a modern UK 8/10. However, I would recommend visiting our shop, Stardust Years, Winchester, to ensure the right fit. This lady is such a beautiful frock that, should you purchase her online and then discover she doesn’t fit you perfectly, it might just break your heart – it took me a while to get over it, myself! She, truly, is a beautiful and, of course, original, example of the style.