This is a truly fabulous dress from the late 1940s or very early 1950s. The fabric is black gabardine rayon with golden lurex. Exquisite cut, extremely elegant with a side zipper.
Measures - Please make sure you double-check your own measures and compare them to the ones below.
Shoulder to shoulder:
Armpit to armpit: 20" (50cm)
Waist: 26" (66cm)
Shoulder to waist: 16" (42cm)
Waist to bottom: 30" (76cm) + approximately 3" (7cm) hem to let down
Length: 46" (118cm)
Sweep, taken flat side to side: Full skirt
Fabric: Gabardine rayon/lurex
Condition: Absolutely wearable condition but it needs some fixings. Please refer to the last photos. It has a few small damages that can be fixed with reinforcement inner fabric. It doesn't have dramatic damage at all. Some fixings have already been made back on her time. The zipper is clearly not the original. Priced accordingly.