Red Velvet Cocktail Dress Vintage Christmas Party Dress Holiday Dress Young Cosmopolitan 1950s Dress
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Vintage 1950s / 1960s stunning red velvet, satin trim, bombshell cocktail party dress. Classic hourglass cut made of lush, short nap velvet & satin piping. Demure square front neck, plunges low for open back, darted underbust with lovely empire waist sash & dramatic long back bow. Figure flattering princess seams, nipped waist. Cigarette / pencil skirt with kick pleat, hits mid calf (model is 6' feet tall, so may look a bit shorter on her). Gorgeous formal with metal back zip, hook & eye closures, in excellent vintage condition (small dark mark on sash) by Young Cosmopolitan Best & Co. (labels for this company did not vary much from the 40s to the 60s, so dress era is very guestimated.
Clean & Ready to Wear!
Measured flat, then doubled for your convenience
Chest: Up to 38 inches (96.5 CM)
Underbust: 30 inches (76.2 CM)
Waist: 28 inches (66 CM)
Hip: 38 inches (96.5 CM) (maybe 1.5 inches of room)
Length: 44 inches (106.7 CM)
Brand: Young Cosmopolitans
Shop: Best & Co
Materials: Velvet, Satin
Labeled size: N/A
Approximate Modern Size: SMALL / MEDIUM 4 6 8 (US)
Care: Dry Clean
Condition: Excellent vintage condition (mild dark mark on sash)
Vivid Lipstick Red, velvet & satin, VLV hourglass dress. Hollywood starlet hot, Mad Men era cool. Wonderfully Old Hollywood, so purrfectly Marilyn, elegant, coy & sexy all at once. It isn't a full out wiggle, since the hem allows you room to walk, but it makes the point.
NOTE: Bodice is lined with a sturdy canvas, which provides absolutely no stretch. Likely meant to preserve the velvet from stretching, due to the tight nature of the cut, sort of acting like a girdle.