Strapless Candy Stripe Vintage 1950s Ball Gown
This strapless, wonderful, blue striped, Cinderella style, vintage 1963 ball gown was tailored made for a lady to wear to her high school prom in Lexington, NC. It has the iconic "shelf bust" and wasp waist that was highly desirable in the 1950's and early 1960's. I obtained this gown from the original owner who wore the dress to her prom.
The dress has been dry cleaned.
Condition Good+: with some underarm stains. There are some splatter spots on the back at the bottom of the dress that were probably obtained when she wore the dress in 1963. There is some color changing in the fabric fold in the front where the blue fabric has yellowed.
There are bodice stays that give the dress it's lovely shape.
Fabric: Satin Polyester (Early)
Taken from seam to seam.
Bust: 30 inches
Under bust: 27 inches
Waist: 24 1/2 inches
Length of dress, crinoline and lining: approx. 52 inches
Length of drop in the back of overskirt: 47 inches
Length of drop in the front : 45 inches.
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