1950s Peggy Hunt Wiggle Dress
Wonderful pink linen late 50s wiggle dress by the Hollywood designer Peggy Hunt. Using complex floral appliqués or lace transitions to create illusion necklines and figured edges Peggy Hunt was able to create some wonderful designs worn by the likes of Rita Haworth, Marlene Dietrich, Lucille Ball and others. This example has an appliqué ribbon effect as well in pale green. The fitted bodice with princess seam construction has a narrow piping transition to the straight pencil skirt. The pale green ribbon illusion functions as a layering detail at the hem. The dress has a zipper down the back. Excellent condition. Bust 36"-38" (armpit to armpit 18" - with a little extra in the bust) Waist 29" (side to side 15") Hips 38" (side to side 20" - measured 9" below waist) Bodice length 16.5" Skirt length 24"