vintage chiffon salmon pink Heiress cocktail dress with beaded neckline and ruched bodice
A very nice quality dress in a salmon pink, with (I think silk) chiffon ruched bodice, and sleeves which can be worn on or off the shoulder. I wouldn't normally pick a dress like this up from a rail as it would be damaged and make me sad, but miraculously this had been worn once and stored before I bought it from the original owner's granddaughter, and I didn't put it out on the shop floor!
Bright beadwork to the neckline is all intact, and it fastens to the rear with a concealed metal zip. I'd date it to late 50s or perhaps very early 1960s. It would look better on a slightly curvier model, as it's a little too big and I didn't clip it much as I didn't want to snag the chiffon.
It's very nicely finished, with internal grosgrain waistband, boned bust, and nicely hand-stitched hems.
Measures: I'd say a modern UK 10 or petite 12
Bust 34" plus additional cup room
Waist 28" max
Hips 42" max
Length approx 41" from shoulder to hem.
- small spot to back by zip, and tiny snag (see photo)
Aside from that very good, no missing beadwork. Immediately wearable.