Backless and strappy and oh so sexy!! Spectacular taffeta custom made 1940s gown with illusion bodice. Black ballgown silhouette with skinny skinny spaghetti straps. Deep V-neck bodice with gridded black satin pattern with illusion fabric underneath. Long spaghetti straps trickle down the bare back and meet at a small black and illusion panel that ties at the center of the revealing back. Small, fitted drop waist. Inverted front box pleat surrounded by heavy gathering at the hips and around the back. All-metal side zipper and hook and eye closure.
Total knockout ballgown silhouette. Extraordinary post WWII-era construction and handwork throughout. Very Hattie Carnegie--without the price tag. We've placed a crinoline underneath the gown to show the dress to best advantage. The crinoline is not included.
Size: Unmarked (see dimensions).
**Please check the dimensions provided below before purchasing. Vintage clothing sizes often fit much smaller than modern sizes**
Dimensions (clothing is measured flat and un-stretched):
* Bust: 18”
* Waist: 14”
* Hips: 23” (ballgown silhouette can accommodate many sizes)
* Length: 60” from top of strap
* Other: 86” flat Maker: Mystery Maker
Condition: Good. Black ballgown is in near perfect condition with one 1” tear on seam. The illusion fabric has darkened a bit over time and has a few areas of frayed fabric.
*Outer: Unmarked. Duchesse satin.
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