This dress is of heavy taffeta. It looks so Spring-like, but in this substantial fabric and vibrant color it could stand on its own (almost literally!) any time of year. The photo is of the back view, because of the cute bow. In front, there is simple seaming at the waist for a cummerbund effect. Very elegant and sweet, but also quite flattering with the shaped fit.
Love the salmon pink color! The material, 3/4 sleeves and netting under the skirt are so common for that time. Such a beautiful fabric – I’ve found several dresses made of heavy taffeta from the late ’50’s to early ’60’s, in beautiful jewel tones. Would be perfect with a true vintage or modern FAUX rabbit stole ~ true vintage mink if you’re a real debutante.
As I’ve said before, when going for fur I choose true vintage (at least 50 years old) or faux/fake fur. It is getting so good these days that you can have the look without the cruelty. However, if I find a fur that is so old that buying it won’t support the current market for the fur trade, I go for it. There’s nothing like True Vintage.
This gown turned up a few years ago during one of my investigations. You just never know . . . . . .!
MORGANA MARTIN, THE MAGICVINTAGESPY
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