Detail: This is a sensational early 1950s cocktail dress. Strapless. Bustline accentuated with gathered netting, revealing the pale pink (almost nude) underlayer; this treatment is repeated in the skirt with four generous netted inserts. Zip clousure to side.
Period: Early to mid 1950s
Colour: Black / Pale Pink (nude)
Sizing: UK8 Extra Small. Bust 32. Waist 26. Length from top of bustline to hem 41. Length bustline to waist 9.5 (inches). Size Conversion Chart
1950s: Femininity and grace were now predominant in the post-war fashion aesthetic. The glamour of Hollywood also had a profound effect on 50s styling which embraced elegant and sophisticated lines to emphasis sex appeal. (comment on print design that was driven more by product and interior design) The introduction of new and easy-care fabrics encourage fashion innovation that lead to the box cut and semi fitted 'sack' shapes that started to surface at the end of the decade.
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