Black Velvet Dress With Full Skirt by Phillipa - 1950s - Bust 81 cm
Below knee length cotton velveteen dress has a flared skirt with a wide rayon taffeta border and diagonal accent. The bodice is cut in one piece with the sleeves, is closely fitted and has a wide V neckline front and back, below elbow length sleeves and underarm gussets. Closes with a metal zipper in the back. Made by Phillipa of Melbourne.
Bust 81 cm (32")
Waist 63 cm (25")
Hips to 96 cm (38")
Length 108 cm (42.5")
Good. There is a frayed patch on the taffeta border on the front, see photo, and a smaller fray on the back. There is a small almost hole in the front on the belly of the skirt and one small fade spot on the skirt, see photos.