This black vintage taffeta dress and it's matching jacket are simply stunning; the cut and construction are exceptional.
The neckline is stunning with it's deep V and pleated detail reminiscent of bats' wings, the bodice is boned and it has a nipped in waspish waist.The skirt is full and has the lovely swish of taffeta fabric. It would look more voluminous worn with a petticoat for that extra va va voom.
The cropped jacket closes with 4 buttons, has 3/4 length sleeves which are ruched just above the cuffs and has a decorative trim on the collar and cuffs. The hem is shorter at the front than at the back to show off the waist of the dress.
Measurements of Dress :
Bust : 33-34
Waist : 26"
length : 46", the straps have been shortened in the past by 1.5" so, could be lengthened if required.
Hips : free
Best fit UK size 8, US 4
Measurements of Jacket :
Shoulder : 15”
Sleeve Length : 18”
Length at front : 13.5”
Length at back : 15.5”
Fabric composition : There is no fabric label; it is a taffeta fabric which is usually composed of silk or a rayon mix.
The dress is in good vintage condition, it has some signs of wear under the arms; see pics 5 and 6. There is one small pull in the fabric at the back of the jacket on the top of the right shoulder; see pic 11. This piece is still in good wearable condition, it has been dry cleaned and is ready to wear.