Detail: This is a 1950s vintage evening cocktail dress, contructed from stiff black tafetta with matching bolero jacket. Vintage halter-neck dress with satin pink and diamante collar; matching with the jacket's French sleeve cuffs. Slight ruching to waistline. Unlined. Zip fastening to left side of dress. Single button fastening to front of jacket. Wonderfully classic in every sense.
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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