This is an absolutely incredible 40s blue velvet cocktail/ dancing/ party dress. We are in love! The skirt has a beautiful drape and sits at the natural waist, with one pattern piece at the front and 3 at the back. There is a side metal zipper closure. There are short puffed sleeves, gathered at the top of the shoulder (and little shoulder pads beneath) with a star spray pattern of gold bullet studs going down the arm. The neckline has a cowl drape. The bodice features scattered gold studs and is gathered at the curved shoulder seam and again slightly at the waist. Studs also appear on the tops of the shoulders. There are 5 round buttons with loops at the back neck to close. It is unlined.
As Bobby Vinton famously sang:
"She wore blue velvet
Bluer than velvet was the night
Softer than satin was the light
From the stars"
COLOUR: Sapphire blue with gold studs
MATERIAL: Silk Velvet
CONDITION: This beauty does come with some issues. We hope we can find a good home for her where she can receive some TLC.
There are numerous areas of damage, which we have tried to document in the photos. Of particular note are the armpits, shoulders and back waist.
There is an elastic band at the waist which has lost its elasticity and needs to be replaced.
Please message us if in doubt.
✂--- Allow for some ease.
Bust: 35 in. (89 cm)
Waist: 28 in. (71 cm)
Hip: 36 in. (91.5 cm)
Length from shoulder to waist: 16 in. (40.5 cm)
Length from waist to hem: 28.5 in. (72.5 cm)
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