50s New Look Cocktail Dress Vintage Party Full Skirt Taffeta S M

This early 1950s vintage dress is perfect for an evening out, whether the event is cocktails or dancing! It is a look that is modest and feminine, yet sassy, with its ultra full tiered skirt made of crisp swishy taffeta. The flocked taffeta bodice has lightly padded shoulders and is closely fitted, with cap sleeves and a narrow self-fabric ruffle at the high neckline and sleeve edge. A row of small fabric covered buttons adds a charming touch down the front. The full gathered skirt is ruffled and tiered, with alternating bands of plain and flocked taffeta, with the bottom deepest tier being plain. The dress is shown with a crinoline underneath for inspiration - it is not included with purchase. In one photo, a black fabric belt was used, also not included.


No size label 


Inches Centimeters
Bust 38" 96.5
Waist 26" 66
Hips Free Free
Bodice length 16.25" 41.25
Skirt length 33" 83.75
Sweep 197" 498


Crisp black taffeta/faille, medium weight. Some sections of the fabric have decorative black flocking in a delicate pattern imitating eyelet lace.


Young Hollywood, Junior Originals


The main way in and out of the dress is with an inset sideseam metal zipper. The row of tiny buttons on the bodice front are decorative only - the bottom 7" is sewn shut and the top closes with 3 snaps.


A lot of the flocking has worn off the surface of the fabric, particularly on the bodice, leaving a ghost image of the pattern with small velvety flecks here and there - see closeup. No other issues noted - no stains, holes or tears.


$ 85.00