An intricately beaded vintage dress from the late 1940s, early 1950s. Keyhole clasp neckline, intricate beading and soutache throughout, corset button front, concealed front zipper and side pocket. A bespoke piece made for the original owner with no label.
Measurements of garment, allow space for fit.
Taken flat, doubled for circumference
Shown on a size 4 dress form
Some photos show with crinoline underneath.
Modern Size Estimate: Small
Hips: up to 40”
Condition: Very good vintage. Some soutache and beading has been lost over time but is hardly missed. Most appliqués have been reinforced and are sturdy, but it is possible to shed beads with wear. There is a tiny snag as shown in last photo. Dress has been handwashed.