50s 60s Pink Dress Vintage Office to Cocktail Embellished M/L
This pretty pink dress is vintage late 1950s to early 1960s - very Mad Men! It can go from office to cocktails with a change of shoes and earrings.The dress is a fitted sheath with inset waistband. It has short sleeves and a scoop neckline. The sheath is embellished with tow large tone-on-tone floral appliques, one on the right upper chest, balanced the other on the lower left skirt front. The dress has a matching self-fabric belt to customize fit at the waist.
No size label
|Bodice length from shoulder seam||13.5||34.25|
The fabric is shantung - lightweight and silky to the touch with subtle slubbing. Based on a fiber burn test, I believe it is rayon. Color is light carnation pink. The lining is matching pink lightweight acetate type fabric.
Henry - Lee
A long metal zipper down the back.
It looks like a former owner took the dress in at the bust by angling the sideseams from the waist to underarms - if it was returned to original fit, you could add 1 to 1.5" back to the bust measurement. At some point, the belt was also altered, adding a piece of matching fabric to lengthen it at the buckle - see closeup. No stains, holes, tears or other issues noted.