* VINTAGE SOUTHERN BELLE LORALIE ORIGINAL SWEETHEART BLACK & PINK ROSES FESTOONS LACE TAFFETA EVENING GOWN - SIZE LARGE
This vintage Loralie Original sweetheart black & pink roses & lace festoons taffeta evening gown is the most beautiful evening gown that I have ever seen and I have seen a lot – I love the color combination of black and pink and it is outstanding in this vintage evening gown
The sweetheart bodice is composed of taffeta with a wide black lace ruffle – this is a heavy dress as there is a lot of fabric in it – there are numerous draped festoons front and back on the dress in panels of black taffeta as well as pink and green roses on black taffeta for a beautiful look – there is 3-3/4” wide lace dripping off all of the festoons – one side of the dress is raised higher than the other side so in that one section, a pretty leg will be visible. (see photo as well as "condition" - could be let down if one wishes)
Underneath the draped festoon overskirt layer is another voluminous layer of draped 12” lace ruffles with a heavy black cotton lining under them which adds to the weight and volume of the evening gown – on the hem of the lining, there is more lace for a very feminine look- the gown was photographed with a hoop crinoline but also looks beautiful without it.
These gowns were very expensive even when they were new and cost about $500 - $700 then - there is a long zipper in back with hooks & eyes to secure it – just an absolutely gorgeous vintage sweetheart evening gown adorned with fabulous festoons and lace by Loralie Original.
By: Loralie Original
Size: Cannot read the tag but measures like a size large but go by the measurements
Bust: 39 – 40 stretched tight
Waist: 33 stretched tight
Length from underarm: 51
Fabric: Poly taffeta & cotton lining
Care: Dry clean
Condition: Very good – about 18” of the lace on the lining’s hem needs to be attached as it has come undone – easy fix for you or the cleaners – small amount of separation on one of the lace flounces which could be either tacked up or just snip it off – easy fix - the former owner pinned up one side of the lace on the skirt under the rose fabric over skirt. Could be let down if one wishes. (Photos show it pinned up and I left it as I found it.)
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