Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Party Dresses -1954

Today, just some fabulously wonderful, over-the-top party dresses from 1954. Which one is your favorite?

Mollie Parnis silk taffeta fitted dress with flying panels at hips.
Sold in 1954 for $125 (about $1021 in today's dollar).

Rappi long torso dress in tulle decorated with rows of ruffled taffeta ribbons.
Sold in 1954 for $70 (about $572 in today's dollar).

Sophie of Saks silk satin strapless dress.
Sold in 1954 for $495 (about $4043 in today's dollar).

Adele Simpson lace dress.

Pat Premo dress with scallops and buttons.

11 comments:

Erin said...

The Adele Simpson lace dress. Very lovely.

Glamoursurf said...

And I think the Adele Simpson dress would be perfect for a ballerina. Pose makes her look like one too!!

Couture Allure Vintage Fashion said...

Two votes for the lace! Her waist is so tiny.

Sheila said...

The first one! I love the flying panels.

Trudy Callan said...

The Rappi and Adele Simpson are my favorites.

Couture Allure Vintage Fashion said...

Sheila, I'm with you. That Mollie Parnis is incredible!
Trudy, another vote for the Adele lace dress! The Rappi is gorgeous too.

KellyT said...

I like Rappi Dress the lace makes it look sculpted.

Couture Allure Vintage Fashion said...

Kelly, I like the way the waist is dropped just a bit to make you look taller.

Miss Rayne said...

Beautiful dresses though the 2nd one looks like it was made out of a candlewick bedspread...

Couture Allure Vintage Fashion said...

You may be right Miss Rayne! I'll bet it looks better in person.

AlizarinCrimson said...

I vote for the Rappi gown. So unique. The sculptural quality reminds me of Balenciaga...the master.

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