This glorious 1940s Peggy Hunt gown revels in what she did best - the allure of nude illusion. The bodice is daring, with a peach acetate lining that JUST covers what it needs to under sheer peach and black lace. At back, the sheer line of the peach mesh dives low - you'll need a specialty low-back bustier to wear this to best effect. The dress is fitted to the natural waist, but continues to a dropped waist line that meets the general, formal ball-worthy skirt. The body and movement of the skirt are dramatic, the late-40s indulgence in excess yardage. It is made up of three gathered tiers of crisp mesh, lined with rustling acetate taffeta. The gown closes up the back with a sturdy metal zipper.
Label: Original by Peggy Hunt
Material: Rayon Lace, Mesh, Acetate Taffeta
Condition: Good plus
This dress is clean and ready to wear. The bust has been taken in about an inch on both sides, so the lace doesn't perfectly line up at the side seam, but this is hidden by your arms when worn. The delicate lace does have some breaks - two tiny and one small break on the front. There are five breaks at the back left side, and eight on the back right. These are larger, but as the lace is backed to the sheer lining, they are less notable than they might otherwise be. (zoom on last photo.) It's stunning piece that is strong, wears beautifully and has been priced with minor flaws in mind.