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Cocktail Dress, Fancy Dinners.. and Procrastination

Just once in my life I would like to have the right thing to wear to a function.  My friend.. my mon ami.. is graduating from Chiropractic School (and moving away from me I might add) in just a few days.  She’s also invited me and The Man to a dinner party thing for the graduates.  Of course this is in a few days.. and I just NOW thought about buying something.. (nice)  Here’s what I would buy if.. I were cool.. (and I’m not).  Which do you like the best?

fabulous cocktail dress, cocktail dress, what to wear to graduation party, vintage

Do you love this?  I love it..

  • Amazing Vintage Floral Dress Sold by badgirlvintage  $500.00 Check it out HERE.

Here’s what Bad Girl Vintage says about this dress:  1950s

36\” bust
28\” waist
38\” hips
Underarm to hemline 37\”

Linen with normal irregularities of linen Back metal zipper works perfectly Skirt is lined with a medium stiff underskirt. I’m showing it with a petticoat which is NOT included. THIS IS THE MOST AMAZING DRESS I HAVE EVER HAD IN MY INVENTORY!

*PLEASE: ASK ALL QUESTIONS! THIS IS AN EXPENSIVE DRESS AND I WANT YOU TO BE HAPPY. IT HAS BEEN WORN AS MOST VINTAGE HAS BEEN. AGAIN, FEEL FREE TO ASK QUESTIONS.

It is tan, or a natural color linen and has raffia leaves with nuts for trim…drop waist and circle skirt, wrap look bodice OH MY….No issue to mention. ABSOLUTELY DROP DEAD GORGEOUS! Feel free to ask questions!

www.badgirlvintage.com

OOH.. Mama.. I like this one too!

  • Vintage 1950’s Suzy Perete Bombshell Emerald Draped Sold by Jumblelaya  $344.00  Check it out HERE.

Here’s what Jumblelaya says:

a sizzling hot party dress, ca. 1950s. Wallflowers need not apply…this dress is pure green wickedness. 😉 Details include: ••Designer is Suzy Perette
••Shimmering emerald green silk? with a satiny finish, couture-type finishing, and fully lined in silky acetate ••Classic bombshell silhouette, with fitted, draped, asymmetrical bodice with back shoulder drape, a dramatic hourglass-seamed waist, and a sexy sheath skirt with back overskirt panels that fan into a huge fishtail! ••Closes with back metal zipper ••Jewelry, accessories, belts, etc. are for style inspiration only and are not included in the sale unless specified

Measurements/Size:

About a modern Small*
Bust of top (underarm area, measured flat then doubled): tight 36\”.
Waist: 25\” at narrowest.
Hips: 36\”.
Length, shoulder measured to hem: 41\” and has 3\” hem allowance.

*Please note — modern size, if given, is an APPROXIMATE guess on our part. For perfect fit, we have given you the measurements of the dress itself, taken with a flexible measuring tape while fabric is flat and taut, and then doubled.
You MUST be smaller than the garment’s measurements and allow room (at least 1\” is recommended) for breathing room and the kind of fit you desire.
We do not allow returns and/or refunds based on fit.
Try measuring a similar garment you own, and compare.

Condition: This 50+ year old dress is in overall Excellent vintage condition.
Presents very well, a beautiful example from the Midcentury. We found no flaws or issues. Very clean and crisp.

This one covers your body.. yet shows you got one.. By the way.. I

don’t got one.. (the body or the dress)

  • 1940’s Dorothy O’Hara Wiggle LBD Femme Fatale Dress by Etsy Seller Ditalico  Check it out HERE

Here’s what Ditalico says about this hot little number:

DOROTHY O’HARA VINTAGE 1940s 1950s wiggle dress. Classic hourglass cut that shows off a girl’s assets. Gorgeous draping, swag at waist and bust and left hip. Cheongsam style neckline. Long sleeves. Bit of a dolman sleeve. Metal zipper at the back. Black silk-y type material that moves. No stretch.

MEASUREMENTS
BUST: 32
WAIST: 24
HIPS: 36, plus a little more because of the draping, faux wrap bottom of the dress
LENGTH (from shoulder to hem): 44, plus an extra 1.5\” hem allowance.

For measurements, garment is laid flat.
Bust measurement is taken from armpit to armpit and doubled.
Waist measurement is taken at natural waist from side seam to side seam and doubled.
Hip measurement is taken from side seam to side seam (8 inches down from natural waist) and doubled.

Has been dry-cleaned and is ready to wear.

Love the cut outs on this one..

  • 1940’s Plum Taffeta Evening Gown by Etsy Seller AdelaideHomesewn $215.00  Check it out HERE.

Here’s what Adelaide Home sewn says about this item:

Smashing 1940’s gown in a plum/eggplant fabric which i think is taffeta. the fabric has an irridescence to it.  a garland of fabric flowers decorates the neckline with rhinestones on each petal and center of each flower. gorgeous cuffed sleeves and pocket flaps so indicative of 1940’s sytle. I cannot seem to find a flaw on this dress, although it would probably be a good idea to dry clean before worn just to freshen it up a bit 🙂 just let me know if you would like more pictures.

bust; 36-37 inches
waist; 25-26 inches
hips: open.

the tag showing the label has been lost, which is a shame. i bet someone fabulous designed this stunner.

  • Sheer Illusions of Marylin Monroe Dress. Sold by Etsy seller LipStickWhiskey $195.00 Check it out HERE.

Here’s what Lip Stick Whiskey says about this dress:
CHAMPAGNE BROCADE HALTER DRESS ABSOLUTELY STUNNING. Excellent CONDITION. BLACK TULLE LAYER COVERS THE CHAMPAGNE BROCADE AND ON TOP OF THAT ARE TINY LITTLE SHIMMER FLOWERS WITH RHINESTONE CENTERS.
THE MAKING OF THIS HIGH QUALITY DRESS

VINTAGE 1950S.  Excellent CONDITION…HAVE TO SAY AGAIN.

PLEASE CHECK YOUR MEASUREMENTS CAREFULLY AGAINST OURS AND IF THERE ARE ANY QUESTIONS, FEEL FREE TO ASK.

WE ALSO TAKE RESERVES AND LAYAWAYS.
IF ORDERED, WE CAN SHIP THIS DRESS PRIORITY AND YOU WILL HAVE IT WITHIN 2-3 DAYS.

BUST 34
WAIST 27
LENGTH 45
SIDE METAL ZIPPER WORKS BEAUTIFUL



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