Posh Girl Vintage

1950's Fuchsia / Red Sharkskin Taffeta Vintage Evening Gown- M

We fell in love with the fabric on this gorgeous 1950's vintage evening gown! This floor length formal vintage dress is perfect for the upcoming holiday parties. The color is stunning...it's a iridescent blend of red/fuchsia/ with a subtle blue undertone. This glamorous evening party dress or gown is made of a sharkskin rayon taffeta with the iridescent quality a very subtle one. The bodice is boned & strapless but inside it has metal hooks so at some point it's possible it had straps. It's VERY easy to have any tailor make a ruched halter strap or 2 thin shoulder straps...what ever your preference. You could find a close match fabric or another color would be a good choice too...black, or a color that matches the subtle undertones. The bodice is ruched front & back, the long skirt also has a gorgeous big gather on one side of the hips. Dress also has a little pleated flap detail on one side on top of the bodice, & a metal side zipper. The inside of the dress is unlined but the gathered part of the skirt has a red netting liner inside. This is true old Hollywood glamour! Mid century gorgeousness! These dresses are harder & harder to find these days. It's a classic that will always be in style!

  • We have LAY-A-WAY! - See "Ordering + Lay Away" page for details.

Condition Details: Excellent. Freshly dry cleaned at a non-toxic earth friendly cleaners. No holes or stains. It has slight normal general vintage wear to fabric just from age, not in any one place. This dress was very well cared for.

Label: None

Size Details: Medium, It's a little bit too big for our modern size 4 mannequin.

Bust: 32"/ 34" with darts

Waist:  26" (no stretch or extra fabric to let out)

Hips: Full

Total Length:  Bodice 10" - Skirt is 41"- From top of shoulder to waist seam to bottom of fabric

  • Item #: EP846
  • Era: 1950's
  • Size: Medium
  • Condition: Excellent
  • Fabric: Sharkskin Taffeta