Dramatic 1940s Femme Fatale Benham Original Evening Dress in Black Rayon with Spiral Bands of Petersham


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      An absolutely commanding dress from a label that has become something a favorite of mine - Benham Original. This authentic late 1940s cocktail dress is made of well-draped black rayon. The cut is severe - a high neckline, light shoulder pads, sleek longer skirt three-quarter sleeves. IT is embellished with diagonal bands of black petersham ribbon, designed to give the illusion of spiraling around the body. The sleeves of the cuffs are trimmed with matching ribbon.  A large rhinestone-studded buckle accents the right shoulder. The dress closes at the back of the neck and the side with sturdy metal zippers. 


      Shoulders: 17"
      Bust: 45"
      Waist: 32"
      Hips: 45" 
      Length: 51"

      Label: Benham Original
      Material: Rayon 
      Condition: Good, as is 

      This dress is clean and ready to wear. The top corner rhinestone is missing from the decorative buckle accent. Upon very close inspection I found two tiny snags in the weave of the rayon, nothing that would be noted. I find no other issues to note! 

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