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A special and rare 1950s all cotton evening dress by notable American designer Emily Wilkens!
Emily Wilkens noticed a gap in juniors’ wear - and began to design day and evening wear with young bodies in mind - using unusual fabrics for evening wear including cottons, and brighter colours to appeal to a teenage audience.
This exceptional evening dress is constructed of a violet polished cotton, boned bodice with exaggerated hip bustle, including a full circle skirt of cotton organdie featuring an embroidered + scalloped edge, and a crisp cotton lining.
A true quality garment, perfect for your next special occasion.
Clean and ready to wear, the dress is in nearly excellent condition - though the original zipper had to be replaced.
Bust - 32”
Waist - 24”
Length - 41.5”
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Please do not expect all vintage garments to come perfect, unless “MINT CONDITION” has been stated in the description.
Please make sure you check all the measurements of the garment before purchasing. Vintage garment sizes are not the same as those of today. Most vintage garments do not have the stretch or give of modern fabrics. To ensure the best fit, we suggest you measure (twice) a similar garment and compare it to the measurements we have listed.
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