Vintage 50s CEIL CHAPMAN Hollywood Glam Tafetta Party Swing Dress
Off the chart vintage 1950s Ceil Chapman glamour gown in gorgeous golden bronze silk ? (we think) tafetta. This gown has details for days especially the pleated origami detail. We also love the shawl collar, 3/4 winged cuffs and super 174 inch wide pleated full sweep swing skirt. The dress looks stunning on and is very figure flattering due to the cut and style. The fabric is just as fantastic as the dress not just that we think it is silk tafetta but also the amazing color is a bronze with deep gold sheen. The dress seems to change colors with the light and is in wonderful condition. We did notice that the underarms have some seam issues and one rip on the left one. The underarms are free of stains but need those gusset replaced. I would shorten the skirt some and leave it that way or add some vintage lace in the same color to replace the length. In any case this is a super dress that has plenty of wear left with just a little repair work. You could also use it for fashion study. Dress measures: bust 36/38, waist 26/27, hips oer 60 due to wide sweep skirt, length 47 1/2.