1950s DOROTHY O'HARA velvet lace dress small | new fall
m i n t : pristine with no signs of wear- possibly deadstock
e x c e l l e n t : signs of normal wear and age- no obvious flaws
v e r y g o o d : noted minor flaws that may have been already repaired - very wearable
g o o d : many noted minor flaws and/or mends -wearable
f a i r : numerous noted flaws and mends, some significant - still wearable
A truly stunning Dorothy O'Hara dress! Done in black silk velvet. Embroidered ivory lace is backed in a pale pink satin. Sweetheart neckline with off the shoulder wide neckline. Bodice is boned and even has boning under the arms! Inverted pleated front on the skirt. Back metal zipper.
"Dorothy O’Hara endorses the slim silhouette, exclusively, Her distinctive signature, the “all-in-one-piece” drapery, places this designer in a class of her own. She literally wraps the body in fabric and her ingenuity makes the most of a woman’s figure.
Working with the grain of the fabric and molding it to give depth to the bust and minimize the waistline, the “poured-into” style is nevertheless a step-in dress in every case. The woman can slip easily into her clothes after hairdo and makeup." Los Angeles Times, July 9, 1954
Brand: Dorothy O'Hara
Size on tag: none
Fits like: small
Material: silk velvet/lace
Condition: Very Good Condition: small interfacing on the interior of waist to stabilize a weak spot. A few minor "dents" in the velvet.
Bust (underarm seam) : 35"
Total length: 47"