Black is always good, but this dress – with its black velvet accents – looks just right for that Halloween party or autumn dance. Originally from Margaret’s of Lubbock, Texas, it’s a ’40’s stunner with a big swingy skirt. I look forward to photographing it properly on Stella some time, back at Headquarters. But, for now, here’s an early photo I took shortly after the discovery.
Made of black taffeta sometime after World War II with black velvet tubing all around the skirt and making a false lacing up the bodice front. Ruching on the 5/8 sleeves – a common tailoring touch on garments from the Forties.
As always, fashion good fortune was with me. A great dance dress and fabulous find! Jitterbug or Texas Two-step – let’s go!
MORGANA MARTIN, THE MAGICVINTAGESPY