1950s Vintage Raspberry Red Taffeta Cocktail Dress
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Fabulous! Vintage early 1950s cocktail dress in raspberry pink-red taffeta with large rhinestone buttons on the bodice. Fit and flare shape with a scalloped cutaway double layer skirt. 3/4 sleeves with ruched cuffs and a back metal zipper. Not lined. In very good condition, there a few faint water spots on one shoulder and hidden in the shirt. See last photo.
No tags. This may have been home sewn. Please refer to the garment measurements listed below, taken while laying flat and doubled where appropriate.
Bust - 40 inches (101.6 cm)
Waist - 28 inches (71.12 cm)
Hips - Free
Length - 46 inches (116.84 cm)
Shoulders across back, seam to seam - 16 inches (40.64 cm)
Sleeve length - 19 inches (48.26 cm)
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.