Vintage 1950s - women's pinup rockabilly black velvet fitted wiggle holiday cocktail dress - embroidered bodice - S - 36 bust, 24-25 waist


Shipping to United States: Free

So soft with such pretty details! :)

Vintage 1950s women’s black velvet fitted cocktail party wiggle dress with embroidered and beaded bodice.

Great vintage condition; very little wear from age. Two areas of repair (both very cleanly done): one small vertical area on front side of skirt is stitched and another vertical repair can be found on the back of skirt near the hem (both pictured). No other flaws to note; no other rips, tears, markings, stains or discoloration on velvet or embroidery.

Velvet is soft and not stiff.

Boat neck neckline has black matte satin piping (pictured).

Embroidered bodice is stunning; stitching is clean and crisp with no tugs or snags. Small black beading / buttons throughout.

Half-length sleeves.

Gathered at the waist; can be worn with a short torso (like on the mannequin pictured) or a longer torso.

Metal side zipper; zipper in great working condition.

Belt loops present and intact; no belt included.

Fitted pencil skirt makes up the bottom half of the dress.

No pockets.

No lining on inside.

Made by Carlyle.

Freshly dry-cleaned. Dry-cleaning recommended for future care.

Shown on mannequin with these measurements: 34” B, 25” W, 35” H

Bust: 36”
Waist: 24” - 25”
Hips: 36”
Shoulder to waist: 16.5”
Skirt: 27”
Length: 43.5” top to bottom
Zipper: 13.5”
Sleeve: 14” long from neck
Boat neck: 14” across
Embroidery panel: 6” wide


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Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept exchanges

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Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery

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But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale

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Measurements of the display mannequin are also noted in every clothing item's description.

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