Black Tiered Dress

Discussion in 'PUBLIC Vintage Fashion Q & A' started by foofoogal, Jul 14, 2017.

  1. foofoogal

    foofoogal Registered Guest

    Would love some help with this tiered dress.

    1940s? Early 1950s? Crown brand metal zipper.

    I do not think I have ever seen a zipper right in the middle of the back of a dress.

    Was this possibly popular for a short time? Ok, see about zippers from the resource.

    Thanks in advance. No labels except a number 12. I assume vintage size 12 not a modern.
    Lightened to show design.

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    Last edited: Jul 14, 2017
  2. Pinkie

    Pinkie Registered Guest

    Very cute dress! I'm not an expert yet but this dress looks 50s to me. The back zipper wasent introduced until the 50s I think, maybe someone else will jump in.
  3. Jen S

    Jen S Registered Guest

    Nice! I would've said late 50s, and definitely size 12 is not the same as today's 12!
  4. poppysvintageclothing

    poppysvintageclothing Administrator Staff Member

  5. Rue_de_la_Paix

    Rue_de_la_Paix Trade Member

    I am also thinking earlier in the 1950s decade.
  6. Circa Vintage

    Circa Vintage Alumni +

    Yes, I've seen many centre back zippers too. Most often in late '40s dresses but I agree with early '50s for this one.
  7. Midge

    Midge Trade Member

    I have just recently bought a 50s summer dress with a similar zipper placement - center back, but not going through to the neckline.
  8. foofoogal

    foofoogal Registered Guest

  9. StitchesandSnags

    StitchesandSnags Registered Guest

    Solid colors were a popular choice in the 1950s for dresses like this. I agree with early 1950s.

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