Monday, August 24, 2009


Men are MAD for vintage Ceil Chapman for many reasons. Ms. Chapman knew how to make a dress to accentuate the positive and exaggerate a ladies' curves. That is the secret of Ceil Chapman: for the curve challenged, she give you a shapely figure; for the curvaceous, she shows off an ample bosom and highlights your hips, while giving you a slim waist. In the same manner as Roland Mouret does today, Ceil Chapman celebrated a distinctively feminine physique, thus making her a favorite of Marilyn Monroe in the 1950s. At Decades, we are also mad for Ceil Chapman and always look for her dresses since they delight our clients. This dress features a draped silk jersey top that we suggest should be worn at the tip of your shoulders. The skirt is layered with crinoline enhanced lace for a flamenco-vibe that is not costume-y. This dress is season less and attire-less. When we say attire-less, we mean it can be worn in a multitude of venues and be appropriate for cocktail to black tie. All one needs are some red lips, a bold clutch, a bit of jewelry, and some snazzy pumps to drive the men mad in this dress.

Ceil Chapman black jersey and layered lace wiggle LBD, c. early 1960s. Modern size 6 to 8 SOLD

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