Pretty Vintage 50s Cherry Blossom Party Dress by R & K Originals -
This delightful cherry blossom print dress from the early 1950s carries the R & K Originals label, a favorite fashionable New York dressmaker that offered fabulous party dresses during its heyday. (They're still cranking out schmate at R & K, but few look anything like this beauty.)
This elegant taffeta dress is a gorgeous shade of periwinkle blue with a soft white, gray, lavender and black botanical pattern that's got a subtle iridescent quality that adds a silvery nuance to the soft blue color in certain light.
The bodice is fitted and punctuated with a rich black velvet collar. The neckline is a a simple "V" that closes with one hook and eye. The silhouette is remarkable and features fitted three-quarter sleeves with turn-back cuffs. The slimming basque waist is finished with a self-fabric belt. Small gathers just below the waist seam culminate in a voluminous skirt that presents beautifully. It has a built-in light blue tulle underskirt that adds plenty of body and movement to this full skirt. (It's as if you're wearing a petticoat, but without the bulk.) In the back view, you see that same basque waist treatment. On a real body, it's really flattering. The dress closes with a metal side zipper.
This lovely cherry blossom print dress is a crowd-pleaser. It's the sort of party dress that will be a standout in a sea of black dresses. And you can bet that you'll look incredibly pretty while wearing it.
Excellent. This has been recently dry cleaned. It's free of stains, holes or issues. The belt buckle is ever so slightly discolored which is hardly evident in the close-up shot of the waist seam and certainly not noticeable.
R & K Originals : Personally Yours
Periwinke blue, white, black, gray, lavender. Fabric:
Taffeta, velvet, tulle.
Bust = 38 "
Waist = 28 "
Hip = 56 "
Shoulder to Waist = 17 "
Shoulder = approx. 16 "
Sleeve = 17 1/2 "
Length = 47 "