Lush Vintage 50s Purple Rose Party Dress -
"It's like a trail of roses, more beautiful as we go along."
This dress is utterly fabulous! From the print to the silhouette, it's got everything going for it. (And so will you when you're wearing it.)
Made by Kay Selig, this vintage honey of dress has a wide contrasting green cummerbund waist sash that ends in the back in a terrifically dramatic asymmetrical flat half bow. There's even an applique accenting the front of the empire waist. What's the best, too, is that this cotton dress has body and oomph because it's lined in pellon. That construction technique gives it a stiffness and a sculptural quality that makes it so noticeably pouffy. There's volume enhancing fit 'n flare seaming all over that gored skirt, too.
At the end of the night, you'll zip out of this dress. After all the admiring glances and the compliments, there will be no doubt that this vintage dress is an heirloom piece that you'll treasure for years to come.
Excellent. There are a few pin prick holes in the cummerbund sash at the back, near the zipper. See last photo. Otherwise, clean and ready to wear!
Gray, dark green, black purple, lavender. Fabric:
Cotton lined in pellon that stiffens the skirt.
Bust = 36 "
Waist = 26 "
Hip = 52 "
Shoulder to Waist = max 15 "
Sleeve = 3 1/4 "
Length = 31 "