vintage 1950s swimsuit styled bustle back wiggle dress set with bolero by Mary Jane of London - rose print cotton
I still love 1950s frocks, and this one is a real bombshell number! Swimsuit styled wiggle dress in rose print painterly cotton, with hot pink/cerise edging to accentuate curves.. and if that wasn’t enough the back is a bustle style, with inverted pleat and bow trims.
Fastens to the rear with a centre back metal zipper. It’s unlined, so a good summer number.
Comes with matching bolero jacket, with 3/4 length sleeves and shaped bustline. Button front and hook and eye with coordinating pink bow to neckline. This also has an inverted pleat top to bottom back.
I'd just like to point out my mannequin doesn't really have the requisite curves to do this justice!
bolero: Bust 36"/ S-H 12" / Underarm to Cuff 9 1/4"
dress: bust 36" with darts, or 34" plus cup room / waist 26" / Hips 42" / Length 42"
It’s in excellent condition! The only thing to note is that I believe it was original a halter-neck.
I decided not to unpick the straps, as to be honest sometimes straps are a bit more versatile. If you wanted to the straps don’t appear to have been cut at the ends, so it could easily revert I think should you prefer.