Again, my good fortune kicked in with this find. Gowns of this genre in almost perfect condition are rare discoveries. The only flaws are a few small tears at the bottom of the netting skirt (it is so hard to keep heels from catching there) and some shoulder strap repair needed. One could hardly expect the original owner to make it through a night of dancing and partying without suffering a casualty or two (even in 1955). She did very well!
Very easy to fix or disguise, and the dress is otherwise beautiful. Makes me wonder where it was worn and what the evening was like. A tailor or experienced seamstress can easily make a new strap from original material in the skirt and no one will notice the little tears near my ankles so, party on!
MORGANA MARTIN, THE MAGICVINTAGESPY