1940s Sequin chiffon low back evening dress - Small
A stunning 1940s evening dress in sheer black silk feel chiffon, with blouson bodice and bias cut skirt. Sexy low back, and pleating to body, with twinkling sequin design. Back metal zip. Lining has been snipped away so you will need a slip (or not..!). This is a "you wouldn't know if you didn't know" thing, but it appears she started life the other way round, as the back lining has past evidence of bust darts, and side seam has evidence of zip allowance. I tried her on and this isn't noticeable, ie no bulk from the darts etc.
16.5" mid shoulder to waist
Presents well. Remnants of lining remain but this is less obvious with a slip, and zip has been handstitched in so not as chic a finish there but not so bad. Some alterations have left parts of the neckline unbound and finished by hand, using the sequins to conceal this somewhat as pictured. V short length of fray at underarm and a small hole at front hem.