Reserved - Vintage 1940s Eau De NilTaffeta Gown and Bolero
Original vintage 1940s eau de nil taffeta and silk velvet gown with matching velvet jacket.
This stunning gown must have been incredible in the late 1940s, inspired by Diors new look and in this beautiful pale turquoise eau de nil colour. Designed with a cutaway V neckline, fitted boned bodice and very full seven gore ballgown skirt. Trimmed at the lower hip with a silk velvet band and bow at the back.
To finish there is a matching silk velvet fitted cropped jacket with bracelet length sleeves and covered buttons.
Both dress and jacket are unlined. Comes with a small matching velvet muff.
Would make a gorgeous wedding gown or event dress. Style with a 1930s Hollywood up do and a simple sandal.
Fastening: metal zip back
Fabric: silk grosgrain taffeta with silk velvet
Label: unsigned, no label found possibly dressmaker or couture made.
Age: late 1940s
Colour: deep eau de nil
Condition: in good wearable condition, a couple of small light marks to the hem and skirt and a brooch pin hole to the bodice front. Light rust marking to buttons. Dry cleaned and ready to wear.
As with most vintage items, this dress has been previously worn and is over 60 years old.
Size: X Small - Please check measurements before purchase Bust: 32" Waist: 25" Hips: free Length from shoulder: 55" Bolero Length: 13" Sleeve Length: 20"
This dress has been selected for its design and quality in keeping with the Alexandra King aesthetic. Please note this is a vintage piece and has been pre-worn. Your dress will be carefully packed, boxed and shipped free of charge to your chosen address.