1950s Vintage Elinor Gay Originals Black Silk Chiffon Dress
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Vintage Elinor Gay party dress from the 1960s. Black taffeta with pleated silk chiffon overlay, cowl neckline, narrow belt with bow trim, back metal zipper. The skirt lining is a pencil shape. This dress is in very good condition and the only issue is a few tiny holes in the chiffon which are not visible when wearing. See last photo.
Made in the USA, union label. Tag size vintage 18 but fits a much smaller modern size. The measurements listed below were taken while dress was laying flat and doubled where appropriate.
Bust - 40 inches
Waist - 30 inches
Hips of the lining fabric - 42 inches
Length - 43 inches
Belt length adjustable from 30 to 33 inches
ABOUT VINTAGE CLOTHING SIZES
Vintage clothing sizes run smaller than modern clothing sizes and there is no industry standard sizing chart for modern women's clothing. When purchasing vintage clothes, it is important to know your own true body measurements and compare those to the garment measurements provided. Please take a moment to review this chart on how to take your own body measurements, so you can correctly determine if this item will fit you. Be sure to always leave several inches between your measurements and the garment measurement for proper fit and ease of movement. Returns due to improper fit will not be approved.