1940s Cotillion Original Black Taffeta Gown with Colorful Trims, 36 bust
Era - 1940s
Measurements - The dress is 57 inches long, it will fit a 36 inch bust, 25-1/2 inches at waist, full at hips.
Label - Cotillion Original
Fabric - rayon taffeta
Cleaning - dry cleaned
Fabulous full length gown with very full skirt. Made of black rayon taffeta. The bodice is fitted and has boning inside for shaping. Puffed sleeves, gathers along the side seam next to the bust. There are strips of taffeta in a light mustardy yellow, black and dark pinks starting with points on their ends on the front of the gown. The wrap around the sides and form two knotted fans in the back. The very full skirt is over 280 inches around. It is gathered sections of taffeta with thick cored taffeta in between each section. The dress is shown with a floor length petticoat under it which is not included. Unlined, metal zipper down the back.
Condition - Excellent condition, no flaws seen other than a pin head size hole on the bottom tier of skirt.