Adorable Ruched Waist Vintage 50s Cotton Dress -
We love a great cotton vintage 50s dress and this one, in black, fits the bill perfectly. It's cute, yet has that certain man-slayer quality that one ought to have in a frock. It's got a very fitted bodice with a terrific ruched cummerbund waist that features a neat bow in the center. The sleeves are slightly capped and the skirt is waaaay full with lots of pleating for your dancing pleasure. (We've shown this with a fairly full crinoline, but you don't need a crini to work this skirt.)
The dress also has a scant amount of scattered little embroidered flowers on the skirt and bodice. We love how those flowers stand out against the black cotton. The dress closes with a metal zipper in the back and was made by Bobbie Brooks.
Clearly lovely vintage--that's what you'll find at lucitebox. This one's definitely a staff favorite!
VERY GOOD to GOOD. There is a tear at the armpit, previously patched. At the hem of the skirt there are three small pin size holes near the hem in different places. Hard to notice.
Black with colored embroideryFabric:
Bust = 36 "
Waist = 24 "
Hip = full at 54 "
Shoulder to Waist = from shoulder to middle of cummberbund 15 "
Shoulder = approximately 15 "
Length = 37 "