Vintage 1960's / 50's Bombshell Pines Black Wool Wiggle Cocktail Dress Blackwell Bow S

$ 384.00


Vintage 1960's Pines black wiggle cocktail dress with "that Blackwell touch" dramatic bow

Never worn / with tags wool sheath 'bombshell' dress with a huge bow at the bust.


• The only designer from this era who loved big bows and was named Blackwell was  Mr. Blackwell. 
So considering the beautiful details and quality of this garment,
I feel pretty confident in my assumption that it would be THAT Mr. Blackwell.•


Mr Blackwell started his clothing line in the late 50's.
 He was a designer to the stars like
Jayne Mansfield and Yvonne DeCarlo. He created the "Ten Worst Dressed Women" list •

•Spaghetti straps and bullet style bust is covered by a huge taffeta bow
•Side boning in the bodice
•The skirting has inverted pleats on the hips for fullness and an unusual front notched kick pleat 
•This is fully lined in brown acetate and a hit of green lining in the bodice
•Full rear metal zipper and eye hook closure


• When I received this dress, the bow was only pinned on
- I only attached the center of the bow and at the straps 
( looped the thread around the straps and not through the fabric)
I have left the sides loose (and pinned them for the photo)
so after a proper pressing of the bow they can be tacked back 
to the sides to make sure they are placed evenly •

I did not take this dress to my cleaners for fear the tags would become damaged

• Size is marked a vintage 8 - fits approx. size Small (size 4 )•

Wonderful vintage but has some small moth nibbles

3 on the right hip (2 larger & one pinhole size) - one on the left hip / back panel - one by the front vent
and one on the inside bodice edge (the largest/ not seen) There are 2 pinholes in the inside lining 
where the previous owner pinned on the bow


A. underarm to underarm: 17  inches (34)

B. Waistline: 12 1/2  inches (25)

C. Hips: 18  inches (36)

D. Shoulder to waist: 16  inches

E. Waist to hem: 33 1/2 inches

F. Sleeve Length: n/a inches

•All measurements are taken on one side with garment flat,

seam to seam and doubled •

•For a great fit, Please compare with a similar garment

that fits you well •

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