Vintage 1950s Little Black Dress With Bows

The Black Velvet Emporium

Fantastic vintage 50 wiggle dress in black crepe. Short sleeves, metal zipper in back, and a cute rolled waist with two little bows in front. No Label. This dress is still very cute but does have issues, thus being in my scratch and dent section. Please see below.

Good to fair vintage condition. Structurally this dress is very sound. No real holes or tears. But it does have some issues. First it seems like it must have shrunk at some point because the lining seems too big for the dress. The dress is most likely a rayon and we all know what washing rayon can do, and I suspect that's what happened here. It pokes out of the sleeves and hangs below the hem. Someone with better seamstress skills than I could fix this I am absolutely certain, by hemming the lining shorter and resewing the sleeve lining inside. Other than that, there is a loose seam at the neck, just an inch or so. There is also this odd fabric fade effect on various places. It makes it look like there are some tiny white dots, I don't know how to describe it better than that. I should think a black dye would cover all of that easily. Otherwise its a darling little dress with a lot of life and love in it! Priced accordingly, of course.

Measurements taken with dress laid flat. Doubled at bust, waist and hip.
Shoulder to Shoulder: 15"
Armpit to armpit across bust: 38"
Waist: 26"
Hips: 40"
Armpit to shoulder: 8.5"
Shoulder to waist: 15.5"
Shoulder to bottom hem: 39"

Please note: These are vintage, preworn and/or preloved items. I do my best to list any issues, but signs of wear should be expected. Please feel free to convo me with any questions. I'm truly happy to help in any way possible and I'm always up for a chat. Any accessories shown, including crinolines, are for display only, not included unless otherwise stated.