This is a gorgeous vintage formal gown from the 1950s, and it's in a rare larger size! I could easily see it being used for a vintage themed prom or even as a wedding dress.The outer layer of the dress is made out of a sheer chiffon that is a butter yellow color. The dress is fully lined in yellow acetate. The dress is sleeveless, but there is pleated chiffon accenting the neckline, and this material caps the shoulders.
The chiffon around the neckline is covered in embroidered vines done in sparkly metallic gold thread. There are panels of embroidery down the back of the skirt as well.The dress has a fitted waist, and the skirt has a flared cut with a huge sweep at the bottom. The dress has a bow accent in the center of the back, and the bow is covered with embroidery. The dress closes with a metal side zipper. NOTE: I photographed this dress over a crinoline to help show off the fullness of the skirt. However, the listing is just for the dress.
The crinoline is not included. There are no size tags on this item, but I believe it would best fit a size Extra Large. The actual measurements are as follows. 21 inches across, underarm to underarm (42 inches around) Waist: 17.75 inches across (35.5 inches around) Hips: Full and roomy Length: 60 inches from the shoulder to the hem.
These are the actual measurements of the garment, so please leave yourself room for comfort of movement. All measurements were taken with the item laying flat. The flat measurements were doubled to give an approximate measurement around. This dress is in very good vintage condition. I did notice a super tiny hole in the chiffon on the back of the skirt (see picture).
I also noticed a small tear to the edge of the lining along the hem (see picture). There are a couple of very faint scuff marks to the lining near the hem as well. These are all very minor issues that should not be noticeable when the dress is worn! I also have many other items in my store, so check out my other listings! BY PURCHASING, YOU ARE AGREEING TO THE FOLLOWING STORE POLICIES.
I know that purchasing clothing online can be risky, and I want all of my customers to have a great experience in my store. The item must be sent back no later than 14 days after you received it. If the item had tags, they must still be attached.
I go to the post office every week day, Monday - Friday. Ive had some customers get their packages in around a week, and for others, it has taken a month. The large majority of the items in my store are vintage, and therefore pre-owned. I do my best to only put items up for sale that are in very good to excellent vintage condition, and I will list any major flaws that I notice. However, most vintage clothing has been around for several decades or more, and it may have some minor snags in the fabric, the occasional loose thread or other minimal signs of wear.
Vintage items may also have raw seams that have not been serged. By purchasing, you are accepting that these items are used and may not be 100% perfect. However, if you feel I have overlooked a major flaw, please let me know!
I personally have a SMOKE FREE AND PET FREE HOME. I won't sell a piece of clothing if I notice a smoke smell on it from a previous owner.
I have no way of knowing if the original owner of the clothing had pets, but I will use a lint roller to remove any fuzz or stray hair I notice. Because most of what I sell is vintage, an item may have been in storage for quite a few years, so I always recommend you wash or dry clean your item before wearing it.
If for some reason you have a problem, please CONTACT ME before leaving negative or neutral feedback, and I will do my best to help you with your concerns! The item "50s Prom Dress XL Vintage Long Yellow Chiffon Gold Embroidery Wedding Gown" is in sale since Thursday, October 08, 2015.
This item is in the category "Clothing, Shoes & Accessories\Vintage\Women's Vintage Clothing\Dresses". The seller is "faeriechilde" and is located in State College, Pennsylvania. This item can be shipped worldwide.