1950s White Silk Evening Coat/Dress

 

 

 

 

One of the great things about vintage is that you don't really have to be a purist and stick with a garment's intended function.  With vintage, you get to decide how you want to wear it. As a matter of fact, we think some things are better when not worn as intended. Take this for example:  It may have been created to be worn over a dress or gown, yet we think if you're tiny, it would make a fabulous and unique wedding gown on it's own. Designed by Don Brown Couturier in white silk peau de soie, it is princess seamed with several panels, and  seventeen mother of pearl buttons and self bound button holes running from the neck to the hem. Has a stand-up collar and inseam pockets are discreetly hidden at the hip.  The sleeve is tapered with a zippered closure and turned back French cuff at the wrist. The sweep of the gown at the hem is a full 161", creating a beautiful drape. Fully lined in white silk crepe de chine. Except for a light spot on the sleeve and a tiny flaw on the front collar, its in excellent condition. Bust measures 30", waist 25", hip 39", shoulder 12.5", sleeve 22", length 54". $445

 

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