1950s strapless cotton candy prom dress, s

Absolute spun-sugar perfection. Now all you need is a powder blue convertible Thunderbird.

Strapless prom dress with flexible boning along front and rear princess seams; triple-layer skirt with pink taffeta underskirt, blue tiered ruffle petticoat and embroidered tulle overlay shot with silver thread. Pleated cummerbund with giant decorative rear bow secured in place by snaps; metal side zipper closure with top and bottom hook and eye. Bodice lined in pink taffeta.

fabric: taffeta, tulle
noteworthy: dry clean only; stuff bow with tissue to maintain fullness
alterations: repaired torn tulle (see photos)
condition: very good with above repairs and gentle underarm wear


bust: 31
underbust / ribcage: 29
waist: 24
bodice length: 8
hips: free
skirt length: 32
total length: 40
sweep: 130 (underskirt), 220 (petticoat), 235 (overlay)
bow: 19 wide x 12 high x 6 deep, plus 9 wide x 27 long mitered tails

label: Will Steinman Original
size: no size tag present; comparable to modern size small

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