A Really Eyecatching Dress

Dated 1958-59, I couldn’t help thinking how much it looks like a transitional style between the fitted, hourglass dresses of the 1950s and the roomy sheaths of the 1960s. And isn’t the treatment of the sheer at the center front so clever? You can read more about it here:

FIDM Museum Blog: “Bubble Silhouette, 1958-1959”

Actually, if you’re fond of a regular dose of interesting old garments, this blog is definitely worth checking out — the authors post thoughtful descriptions, along with some historical background, links to related subject matter, and (of course) gorgeous photos…

–Melinda

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