Mollie Parnis two-piece lace dress, 1950s
Mollie Parnis remains a major name in American fashion. She designed gowns worn by First Ladies from Mamie Eisenhower to Betty Ford. Lady Bird Johnson became a close friend. In one year, one of Miss Parnis' designs was bought by four Kennedy women in four separate cities.
I love the unabashed femininity of 1950s party dresses, which discreetly celebrate the female figure. The dresses are sexy yet demure. This lovely midnight blue lace ensemble features a figure revealing lace sheath covered with a sheer lace overdress.
The sheath is lined with matching crepe and closes on the side with a nylon coil zipper. The narrow shoulder straps are nude. The lace over dress is gently shaped through the waist with pleats. The long cuffed sleeves and back opening close with concealed snaps. The self-covered buttons are decorative only.
The condition is mint. Buy it and wear it!
The sheat measures: 38" bust, 32" waist, 40" hip, and 44" from shoulder to hem.
The over dress measures: 40" bust, 38" waist, 48" hip, 25" sleeve length including the cuff, and 45" from shoulder to hem.