FLIRTY, FLAIRY, & FABULOUS~ This dress is all three! This dress was originally sold at the MOLLA SHOP, which was an exclusive dress shop in Flatbush, Brooklyn NY in the 1940's & 50's that sold high end fashions of the time. Their label appears on the interior of dress. (See pics). Featuring tank style formfit empire bodice with darted Bust & princess seams for shaping. Back metal zipper. Full, flairy, flouncy circle skirt with sweeping hemline (perfect for swing dancing!) A big bowtie adds girlish charm to waist area. The dress is constructed in such an intricate way. It has a white outer layer of peek-a-boo frilly eyelet lace with an inner layer of linen-like black & white gingham print fabric that peeks through all the eyelet in the dress. The skirt is trimmed with pleated fabric in this same material that is interwoven through the two layers of the skirt, esp. at the hem area, adding a Rockabilly vibe to this 50's cutie. The attention to detail is amazing. All these special features make this the ultimate 50's Rockabilly Dream dress.
DETAILS: Shown w/ a crinoline which is not included. Please check measurements carefully, dress has no stretch to it.
Size: N/A (Fits like a S) See measurements.
Bust: 34 - 36" max.
Waist: 26 - 27" at Empire Waist.
Hips: Full & Free
Length: Approx. 41" from top of shoulder to hem.
Sweep: Approx. 120".
Label: Elnita Fashions Inc. "MOLLA SHOP Flatbush"
Color: White & black
Vintage condition: Excellent, with just some very slight fading/discoloration above hem & in back of waist which is minor & not noticeable. Dress has been gently handwashed.
Some items are adjusted to fit mannequin for display purposes. Measurements given are the actual dimensions of the garment. It is recommended that you compare these measurements to something that fits you well as opposed to your actual body measurements. You should allow 1 to 2 inches for accurate fit & proper movement on most garments.
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