Coming soon to the website is a fab 1950s Emma Domb formal . This Emma Domb gown is a cream colored formal with two layers of netted tulle, a full underskirt, side metal zipper, fitted halter bodice with accented silver ruffles. What a fantastic winter wonderland dress, perfect for a winter wedding or any other special occasion coming up.
The dress has been worn it is not in mint condition. Whoever owned this dress loved it. It was definitely worn on the dance floor.I located small breaks in the netting near the back of skirt and near the hemline, an open seam on the tulle,a few tiny marks on the front skirt it gets lost in the tulle and a mark on the back of the bodice. The bottom of the tulle has some rough edges, not too sure if this this from the manufacture or not. I would add more tulle to this dress if you want a more poufy look.
This gown needs a good professional steaming. The tulle is very wrinkly,I won't touch it for fear of ruining the netted tulle. I have a seamstress that maybe able to fix the breaks on the tulle, keeping my fingers crossed that she will tackle it. I won't touch it. There's no perspiration stains or discoloration . The wide underskirt is in good condition for its age. I believe the formal owner must have cherished it and stored it away in her hope chest. Even with these small flaws it's still a very wearable dress there's plenty of life left in this ball gown for many special occasions.
The color is off white or cream not white as my photos show. The bodice and the underskirt are off white and the netted layers of tulle are white.
Measurements Bust- 32-33 no stretch after that- Waist-24-25 no stretch after that-Hips open full-Bodice-11-Length- 54 inches
My mannequin did not fit the dress properly so it is displayed without the spaghetti straps, but it can be worn as a strapless with proper underpinning. It does have boning, but could use more support.
I found some terrific advertisements from the 1950s when this dress came out. Just take a look at the prices, yes thing have indeed changed.
Please note all photos. Found two breaks in netting , some tiny marks on tulle and one on back of bodice.
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