Cherry Red Vintage 50s Faille Coat Dress -
This vintage 50s dress looks great on anyone. It's made of cherry red faille. For those of you who don't know from faille, it's a wonderfully sturdy, textured fabric. It's got lots of drape and movement, yet it's rather stiff and sculptural. Essentially, it feels a lot like grosgrain ribbon.
Faille suits this coat dress perfectly. The fitted bodice with its faceted glass buttons and velvet ribbon detail is charming and chic. Sharp pointy seams accent the shoulders and perfectly compliment the flip back cuffs on the three-quarter length sleeves. Self-fabric buttons in red faille close with besom button holes.
But really--the super star here isn't just the bodice. There's a big full skirt that pretends to be an overskirt. You've heard of the fauxlero on A Dress A Day,
right? We're pleased to present you with the fauxverskirt. (Perhaps a little too pleased.) And, yes. Those big points at the sides that fold down are deep, big pockets. Simply put, this dress has it all.
Winsome in every possible way, we think this dress is tops.
Very Good. Missing belt. (We have shown it with a black belt.) There are small spots on the back of the skirt shown in the last photos. Please note that this has not been drycleaned. We think the spots could be removed by a good drycleaner. There is one t
None. Likely home sewn.
Red and blackFabric:
Faille and velvet trim
Bust = 38 "
Waist = 28 "
Hip = 60 "
Shoulder to Waist = 16 "
Shoulder = 17 "
Sleeve = 14 "
Length = 42 1/2 "