50s Vintage White Brocade Dress and Jacket Outfit Medium$45.00
DETAILS: The dress and jacket combos of this era are so versatile - a fitted almost-wiggle dress that looks elegant and lady-like with the jacket on. The bodice has princess seaming along with darting for a fitted bust. The straight skirt attaches at the waist with soft gathers that provide a little camouflage. Cording with faux knots & ties at the waist add visual interest.
The jacket features a fly-out collar, bracelet length sleeves with raglan shoulders, and interesting bodice seaming. The two pairs of notches down the front placket are a striking detail - I am speculating that they might have been used with linked "sweater guard" type pins in the notches.
SIZE: No size label
Dress: Bust - 39" (99 cm)
Dress: Waist - 28" (71 cm)
Dress: Hips - 41" (104 cm)
Dress: Sweep - 62" (157 cm)
Dress: Bodice length from shoulder seam - 17" (43 cm)
Dress: Skirt length - 26. 5" (67. 25 cm)
Jacket: Approximate bust with front edges meeting - 37" (94 cm)
Jacket: Approximate shoulders - 18" (45. 75 cm)
Jacket: Length from back of neck - 19" (48. 25 cm)
FABRIC/COLORS: The fabric is ivory brocade or damask, woven in a fairly elaborate pattern that looks vaguely French. The two surfaces are satin and matte with a nubby texture. Based on a fiber burn test, I believe the fabric is rayon, perhaps blended with a bit of acetate. The dress is fully lined with ivory acetate type fabric, while the jacket lining is a heavier weight satin.
TAGS: No tags at all - I think this was most likely custom sewn, and done nicely.
CLOSURES: The dress closes with a long metal zipper positioned on the left side of the wearer's back, a charming and quirky detail. The jacket has no closures.
CONDITION: No stains, holes, tears or other issues noted.
MagsRags is a member of the Vintage Fashion Guild
This item is sold from a vintage boutique in Lane County, OR.
Material: Satin, rayon & acetate