Original Vintage 1950s 50s Electric Blue Oversized Shoulder Collar Cocktail Dress
This electric blue cocktail dress was made from a brocade in the 1950s. It features a beautiful and distinctive oversized shawl collar, a structured bodice and free flowing pleated skirt. Inside, it has a maker’s label for Marldena.
This dress is in good vintage condition, however there is some light underarm staining and a small stain on the back of the right shoulder and hip but these are hidden well in the pattern and shininess of the fabric and are less obvious in real life than they look in the pictures. It should also be noted that the thread for the hook and eye has broken around the collar but as you can see from the pictures the zipper is a capable fastening.
This garment is available to purchase with or without dress shields. These clever little contraptions have been made by our seamstress to an original 1940s pattern and can be simply attached to your garment by tack stitching at the corners of the underarm seam, pinning (we wouldn’t recommend that, it hurts if it goes wrong, so if you try this, it is at your own risk only) or inserting tiny poppers. They then stand ready to absorb any sweat and body odours as needed and you can simply detach and launder them instead of your garment, saving you a fortune in dry cleaning bills.
They are equally suitable for suits, blazers and dresses and come in two different options:
1. Pure cream cotton for your heavier weight dresses, blazers and suits
2. White cotton muslin for lightweight summer dresses (so they don’t show through the fabric)
They are universally sized and super easy to use even for a sewing novice as only a couple of tiny stitches are required at each side to secure them.
We sell Dress Shields as a standalone item or at a discount if you purchase them with a garment. We will select the appropriate type to match the garment you have purchased.