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Vintage 1940s to 1950 Dress - BOMBSHELL Midnight Blue Rayon + Silk Taffeta Cocktail Dress w BIG Rear Bustle Bow Size M

Regular price $128.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $128.00 USD
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Sultry late 1940s to early 1950s cusper cocktail party dress with shoulder pads, a fitted bodice with SUPER deep cleavage, fitted waist of ruched and shirred taffeta, and gently sweeping hem. Waist detail in the REAR amps up the drama with a giant booty bow crowned in a silver metal ornament with rhinestones.

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•Fabric(s): rayon, silk taffeta

•Closures: side metal zipper

•Designer/Labels: Calbette

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


About a modern M - please do allow enough room for the kind of fit and ease you prefer

Bust (underarm area measured flat, then doubled) up to about 40" (batwing, so it fits smaller/drapes)

Waist to about 28"/tight 29"

Hips to 42"/tight 44"

Length of bodice, shoulder to natural waist area about 16"

Length of dress about 43 1/2" and has 3" hem

Shoulders - no seams

Sleeves about 20"/bracelet

Armhole circumference about 20" (deep/batwing-cut)


Overall great vintage shape. Cleaned. 70+ years old.

Two of the tiny rhinestones are gone from ornament...I'll replace them from my vintage stash before shipping, unless you specify otherwise.

There's a tiny scuff on the taffeta at waist and one on the outer edge of a sleeve, neither imperfection something that would be noticed during wear/display.


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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Vintage is sold as-is and all sales are final. All vintage garments will show signs of previous wear and use, including deadstock and unworn pieces. We take extra care to note and/or photograph any imperfections we find. You can read our thousands of happy reviews on Etsy and eBay for an idea of the quality and high standards we strive to keep.



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