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1950s party dress1950s party dress

#2256 $525

Draped satin party dress, 1950s

I love the graceful elegance of 1950s party dresses—so sexy while remaining sweet and demure.

The artfully draped hint of a bustle in back guarantees your exit will be as memorable as your entrance. Ultra-feminine 1950s party dresses with a faux bustle are known to have a subconscious but predictable affect on the male psyche :)

The classic simplicity of the front showcases the dreamy peach satin fabric. This beauty will turn heads—not easy to do at a time when so many eccentric and revealing costumes bewilder and ultimately bore most men.

The intricate inner construction holds the shape of the dress and flatters the less-than-perfect figure. The dress has an inner gros grain ribbon petersham and closes in back with a metal zipper.

In his novel Chance (1913), Joseph Conrad alludes to our need to be noticed and remembered:

I asked Marlow if this Powell was remarkable in any way. "Powell was not exactly remarkable," Marlow answered with his usual nonchalance. "In a general way, it is very difficult for one to become remarkable. People won't take sufficient notice of one, don't you know."

Our memorable dress is the definitive answer to Marlow, as it does two things: you will be noticed; and when you leave the room, you will be remembered.

The condition is almost excellent. The sturdy and wearable dress has been cleaned. It just shows gentle wear.

It measures: 36" bust, 25" waist, 40" hip, and 43" from shoulder to hem.

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