Kitty Copeland 1950s Black Taffeta Silk Polkadot Dress

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This stylish vintage 1950s Kitty Copeland black silk taffeta dress with polkadot detail and peplum sash boasts timeless city chic and unusual design features. The taffeta overlay has a playful machine embroidered bronze polkadot motif to contrast the starched texture of the fabric. The dress is sleeveless and a simple shift cut but unusually the fabric in the bodice is loose fitting, creating a slight puff above the gathered waistband. The silk sash is partially stitched into the gathered waist, leaving the remainder loose, with hook eye fastenings. When fastened, it presents as a peplum with a slanting parcel bow detail positioned to the left. The reverse has a central zip fastening below the waist, and 4 popper fastenings concealed by 1" fabric covered buttons from the waist to the neck. In superb vintage condition, would fit up to US size 6, UK size 10.

  • BUST
    40 in. (101.6 cm)
    28 in. (71.12 cm)
  • HIP
    38 in. (96.52 cm)
    42.5 in. (107.95 cm)