Image: TRUE VINTAGE 1950’S COCKTAIL SHEATH DRESS

TRUE VINTAGE 1950'S COCKTAIL SHEATH DRESS

While we’re in a New Year mood, here’s a really special dress from, I believe, the 1950’s. It’s more or less a cocktail style, but could go to dinner and dancing, too.

Originally, it had nude netting on the front bodice and upper back, with skinny binding around the armhole area and the neckline.  The purpose is to give a bare look, without the bare.

Very elegant but, unfortunately, the material had some small holes which could not be repaired. I could not locate material of the same type for a replacement, so I reluctantly removed it and restyled things a bit to make skinny straps instead. It works! Being versatile is an indispensable skill.

I love this dramatic pointy accent on the front! The fabric is also very elegant – probably a rayon that looks for all the world like silk shantung. And the hourglass shape!

Worthy of Peggy Lee any day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

MORGANA MARTIN, THE MAGICVINTAGESPY

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6 thoughts on “Image: TRUE VINTAGE 1950’S COCKTAIL SHEATH DRESS

  1. TRUE VINTAGE 1950′S COCKTAIL SHEATH DRESS – Magicvintagespy

    • The associations that they have for many of us is part of what makes them so special, even if we’ve just seen them in movies that we liked. When friends and loved ones have worn them, (or ourselves), it’s even more so. Thanks for the memory.. . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  2. TRUE VINTAGE 1950’S COCKTAIL SHEATH DRESS – Magicvintagespy

  3. TRUE VINTAGE 1950’S COCKTAIL SHEATH DRESS – Magicvintagespy

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