Sweet Disorder Vintage

1950s Irene Lentz Pencil Dress


Vintage 1950s pencil dress by Irene. Fabulous figure flattering design with a scoop neckline, three quarter length sleeves and pencil skirt. Gorgeous seaming nips in the waist and creates a gentle raglan sleeve, emphasizing the hourglass silhouette. The back of the dress is a seductive surprise with a line of big buttons to the hem. Soft wool fabric in a rich cinnamon shade.  As with all Irene pieces the dress is beautifully tailored and of the highest quality. The inside of the dress is entirely hand-finished. Excellent condition. Only note a tiny repair near the hem (see photo) not visible when the dress is worn. The color is even more beautiful and subtle in person, gets a little blown out in some of the photos. Label: Irene Exclusively for Neiman Marcus Dallas.

Flat Measurements~Shoulders 16" Chest 21" Waist 14" Hip 20" Length 47" Length shoulder to waist 15" Armscye 11". Shown on a US size 4 mannequin 33" chest 26" waist 34" hip

Irene Lentz was a Hollywood costume designer of the 30s & 40s who took over for Gilbert Adrian at MGM in 1942. She designed for the most iconic ladies of Hollywood's Golden Age including Rita Hayworth, Marlene Dietrich, Hedy Lamarr, Claudette Colbert, Carole Lombard, Ingrid Bergman and Loretta Young among others. When she opened her own fashion house in 1950 her designs were sold through the most exclusive department stores in the US.

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size xs small medium large xl
bust 32-34 34-36 36-38 38-40 40-42
waist 22-24 24-26 26-28 28-30 30-32
hips 32-34 34-36 36-38 38-40 40-42


The flat measurements in the product description are the actual measurements of the garment when laid flat. Double the chest, waist and hip measurements for an idea of fit. Please remember to allow a little "space" in a garment beyond your body measurements for ease and a good fit.

If you are uncertain about fit you can measure a similar garment you own that fits you well and compare the measurements with the product. You can use the image below as a guide.


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