Late 50s/ Early 60s Blue Organza & Taffeta Maxi Dress
Label: No label, but original International Ladies Garment Workers Union tag is still sewn in the center back seam. Please refer to the photos.
Year: Late 50s/ Early 60s
Style: A long sleeve organza and taffeta maxi dress with a ruffled collar neckline and an empire waistline. The top bodice is constructed with organza that is has been heat set to a ruching style pattern over top a taffeta lining. The sleeves have cuffs with snaps at the end and are puffy from mid-way down. The neckline, empire waist and sleeves have a delicate ivory lace trim. The trim has a blue satin ribbon running through it and small blue flowered appliques. The bottom skirt is taffeta A-line skirt with an organza overlay. The hem line of the taffeta is finished with horse hair tape to give it fullness at the hem. There is a center back metal zipper entry with a hook and eye at the top.
Color: Light blue & ivory trim
Fabric: Not available, possibly polyester or poly-blend organza & taffeta.
Front Approximate Dimensions: Chest 16 1/2, Empire Waist 14", Hips (lining) 19 1/2" Length (from high point shoulder) 55 1/2”
Back Approximate Dimensions: Across Back 16", Empire Waist 14", Hips (lining) 20", Sleeve Length (from shoulder seam) 21"
Condition: Excellent vintage condition*
*There is an area on the front organza skirt that is a bit crinkled like. This may come out if it is professionally dry cleaned. We have hand washed the dress, Please refer the photos and email us if you have any additional questions.