Specialising in vintage clothing and accessories from the last century...
FREE shipping (in Europe) | FREE returns postage (from Europe)
Guaranteed 50% buy-back with no time limit (OK, call it 'garment hire')
...and now our unique 'I bought it' system.
UK - 01305 264901
Gorgeous 1950s red brocade wiggle dress.Please
FREE delivery worldwide!!Add to wishlist
This is a delightful little dress with a sweetheart neckline and belt. It's designed to fit closely to the figure and be worn with high heels, giving that ultra-feminine 'wiggle' effect.
I don't believe it's been worn much - I've pulled quite a lot of white tacking stitches out of it - although it has been badly stored, and has a few tiny darns (visible from the inside) as a result. Otherwise, there are no particular signs of wear, although we always recommend giving your new vintage garment a dry clean.
It's been lovingly made, in stiffish, dark red brocade with a raised pattern of flowers and leaves, and a belt of the same fabric. It fastens at the back with a long nylon zip (unusual for the time) and has those little tags to hide your underwear straps. The bodice is lined, and the back features a little kick pleat.
Best fit would probably be a UK size 14 - not a scrawny size 10 like the model, as this really should hug the body! Approximate measurements are: bust 40 ins/101 cms, waist 36 ins/91 cms, hips 40 ins/101 cms (please note that these are the measurements of the dress, not the person who will fit it!)
Princess Mimi believes that you can only feel confident
about buying lovely things on the internet if you can have a really good look at them. Here
are all the pictures she has of this item - as usual, clicking on any picture will produce a large
version of the picture - some of the files can be quite large....
About Princess Mimi