1950s dress
Little Black Dress – vintage 1950s Ruth Roaman NYC

Little Black Dress – vintage 1950s Ruth Roaman NYC

This sexy vintage little black wiggle dress’s label is NOT to be confused with the famous actress of the time, Ruth Roman! The label on this 1950s sheath reads: “Ruth Roaman Gowns – 555 Madison Ave – Trademark for the Fashionwise”

This is a well made vintage 1950s sheath dress made of a double layer of fine crepe over satin that you can barely tell is 2 layers. Metal zipper up back with hook & eye. It was sold on Madison Avenue, probably many years before the 32 storey skyscraper was bought by the Coates Brothers (researching this dress I got on a LONG side-trail of trying to figure out what businesses were at 555 Madison Avenue in the 1950s, and came up with only this article from 1963 about the Coates Brothers buying the building from shipping magnate Manuel Kulukundis).

Measures (flat):
42″ long
16″ bust (32″)
12″ waist (24″)
16″ hips (32″)

Note on condition: A few tiny holes in front at bottom and back at bottom on crepe – could easily be hemmed shorter above them. Minor pulling on one of the front seams- not noticeable unless closely looking.
Some dust found when packing it – you will want to hand wash in cold water.

Timeless vintage silky sheath (large)

Timeless vintage silky sheath (large)

Timeless silky green dress in a small floral paisley print. It has hand-stitching and unique details with muslin lining on the top and what I think is acetate lining on the skirt. There is also a snap at the neck. This vintage dress is priced to reflect 2 minor flaws I found: the almost imperceptible threadbare spot by the left armpit and what appears to be a paint spot on the bottom hem.

Measures flat:

41″ long

21″ bust (42)

20″ waist (40)

22″ hips (44)


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