Couldn’t wait to get this home, where Madge or Stella (my mannequin models) could show it properly – this sheer, custom-tailored frock is a great example of a popular style of the 1950’s. It’s a dressy style, with metallic gold leaves printed on beige illusion fabric. I think that Grace Kelly wore a similar dress in the movie “High Society” from the early 1950’s.
This example is a pull-over design, with no zipper or buttons. Cowl neckline in front and a dropped waist, with below-the-knee hemline.
Of course, a silky sheath or plain, tailored slip in a matching tone has to be worn underneath. Tomorrow I’ll show you ANOTHER find that is a perfect example of a lingerie garment made exactly for this purpose. The fascinating discoveries just never end . . . .
MORGANA MARTIN, THE MAGICVINTAGESPY
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