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Vintage 1950s Dress - BODACIOUS Miami Couture Black Silk w Pink EMOJI Flower Print Appliqués + Belt Size L

Regular price $529.00 AUD
Regular price Sale price $529.00 AUD
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This is a TOP SHELF vintage 1950s dress! Fitted, pleated, and highly structured bodice (ready for your bullet bra or Merry Widow), an over-embroidered neckline that follows the shape of the flower print, a fitted waist with its original wide stitched and appliquéd flower belt, and a tea-length layered full skirt. 

This dress was carefully custom-made for a specific client by a dressmaker shop in Miami that carried high end special event dresses and ball gowns. It has all the little couture touches you'd expect to see, including four lingerie keepers and the hand-sewn appliqués found lavishly embellishing the bodice both front and back, the belt, and the skirt.

AMAZING to find something this beautiful in a more wearable modern size!

Perfect for any special event, including an alternative bridal look.

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•Fabric(s): high quality printed silk, fully lined (white China silk inside bodice, black acetate lining with "horsehair" hem for skirt)

•Closures: rear metal zipper

•Designer/Labels: Designed by Tur-Zel of Miami

All accessories (belts, jewelry, crinolines, pins, etc.) are for style inspiration only unless indicated.


Fits about a modern L; please allow room for fit/ease!

Has extra generous pinked fabric allowances + darting inside for easy alteration larger, too.

Bust to about 42"/taut 43" (estimated as best I can by taking into account the extra room in the sculpted bust cups and by measuring both front and back of bodice)

Waist about 32" unbelted -- belt has two settings and can be easily customized by moving the hooks/eyes

Hips full

Shoulder to waist seam about 16 1/2"

Shoulder to hem about 45" and has about 2 1/2" hem

Armholes about 19"


Great vintage shape. Cleaned and freshened, deep in color. 65+ years old.

Two pinholes low down on the skirt. Minor signs of wear to the edges of some appliqués.


Our pieces are true vintage with a history and a past life, not newly made reproductions. Minor signs of previous use and age are normal and expected for all true vintage pieces. Flaws and issues are carefully noted/photographed, and our detailed photos give you a good idea of the look of each garment. We're happy to answer any questions you might have to help you with online purchasing.

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