Gorgeous black taffeta and satin dance dress has a raised waist, full skirt, fancy diamante studded spaghetti straps and a fixed diamante brooch. It's gathered over the bust and has a detachable satin cummerbund with long tie ends and button and loop fastening. the dress closes at the side with hooks and eyes. Below knee length. It appears to have been shortened, and the hem edge simply finished with overlocking at that time. Custom made dress. Late 1940s- 1950s.
Bust 76 cm (30")
Waist 64 cm (25")
Shoulder to waist 37 cm (14.5")
Length 101 cm (39.75")
Good. Length has been shortened. The upper back has discolored with age to a reddish black, as shown.