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Vintage 1950s Party Dress - SUBLIME Black Layered Lace Suzy Perette Chiffon Dress w Rhinestones Size M

Regular price £203.00 GBP
Regular price Sale price £203.00 GBP
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•Highlights: sculpted lace bodice over cream-strapped black bodice w sweetheart neckline; nipped waist; exceptionally full and voluminous layered chiffon skirt (petticoat not included); large rhinestone brooch not original but is included!

•Colors: black

•Fabric(s): lace + chiffon over taffeta

•Lined: yes

•Closures: rear metal zipper

•Designer/Labels: Suzy Perette New York

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


Fits about a modern M (was altered larger from about a size S); please allow room for fit/ease!

Bust (underarm area measured flat, then doubled) to about 36"/38" taut

Waist 27"/tight 28"

Hips full

Shoulder to waist area about 16" and dropped waist about 18"

Shoulder to hem about 42" and has 4" hem turned up

Sleeves, shoulder to cuff about 24"

Shoulders - no seams


Very good vintage shape, presents beautifully. Cleaned, jet black, and sturdy. 60+ years old.

To note: reads as excellent, but appears she was altered to current size by opening up rear darts of bodice. Dress is clearly beautiful to behold, but if you scrutinize you can see the piping is missing at rear back waist where the two darts were. Could be altered back to original easily, but this would make her about a 26" waist. Pricing with this quirk in mind. You could have the piping removed or replaced, return her to the original size, or just wear her as she is now.

Also, one of the "nude" interior straps was repaired at some point...not visible during wear/use...both these skinny slip straps could be easily replaced with new.


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All items purchased during our sale ship Feb 5th, 2024. We do not have access to inventory before then, and the sale discounts are to thank you for your patience.


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