1950s Vintage Ivory Lace and Satin Wedding Dress
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Gorgeous vintage early 1950s wedding dress. Ivory satin covered in ivory Chantilly lace. High satin neckline and lace covered buttons up the back. Pointed princess waistline and buttoned cuffs. There is a layer of tulle between the satin and lace layers of the skirt. It is in very good to excellent condition. On the lace there is one tiny spot on the inner right sleeve, on the back of the skirt and at the hem. There are no breaks or holes in the lace, it is fully intact! On the satin the v-neck needs a stitch and there are a few faint spots which are pointed out in the last photo. There are a few holes in the tulle which are not visible when wearing. All of these things are very minor and can be easily remedied by a professional dry cleaner to put this dress in absolutely perfect condition. See the last photo.
No tags. Measurements below were taken while flat and doubled where appropriate.
For reference the dress form measures exactly: 33.5" B / 25" W / 33" H. <- Your measurements should match or be smaller than the dress form for the best fit otherwise you will not have enough room to move in this dress.
Actual Dress Bust - 35 inches (88.9 cm)
Actual Dress Waist - 26 inches (66.04 cm)
Hips of dress are a free size.
Sleeve length from shoulder seam to longest point of lace - 21 inches (53.34 cm)
Shoulders across back, seam to seam - 16.5 inches (41.91 cm)
Length of Satin Layer from shoulder to center hem in front - 56 inches (142.24 cm)
Length of Satin Layer from shoulder to center hem in back - 80 inches (203.2 cm)
Length of Lace Layer from shoulder to center hem in front - 60 inches (152.4 cm)
Length of Lace Layer from shoulder to center hem in back - 87 inches (220.98 cm)
** This dress is a final sale. No returns or exchanges. **
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.