Detail: Charming mid 1950s black vintage evening dress with ribbon-work to the neck and shoulder area that dominates the entire sihouette of this very chic cocktail dress. The nude and micro netting detail to the neck and shoulder area create a striking contrast. Capped sleeves. Nipped in waistline. Zip fastening to side. Belt loops. Unlined. Crisp taffeta fabric.
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. 1950s Vintage Cocktail Evening Dress
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