The Ivy Retreat

1950's Black cocktail dress

Rachel ChurchComment

Have you been looking for that classic LBD (little black dress)?  If so, here's a great one for you!  This is an adorable handmade dress from the 1950's.  It has a much more intricate design than I realized when I first scooped it up.  It's a short cocktail length dress and has a skirt portion which poufs out pretty wide with the left and right sides that are longer than the front.  The waist area is separated by a yoke and there is a metal zipper that goes down the back.  The top has a deep scoop in the back and front.  Starting at the shoulders, a thick piece of fabric follows the back scoop and attaches with snaps along the way.  It creates a lovely sort of cowl "neckline" for the back or a shelf...basically, it's a really pretty design element that I haven't seen yet! Check it out today  in the Etsy shop!