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vintage 1950's dress ...spring floral Dorothy O'hara cotton sateen bubble fishtail train bombshell dress

vintage 1950's dress ...spring floral Dorothy O'hara cotton sateen bubble fishtail train bombshell dress

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true vintage 1950's Dorothy O'Hara cotton sateen floral BOMBSHELL dress with bubble fishtail train 

Designer to the stars, Dorothy O’Hara designed for both Hollywood studios (Paramount) and the Fashion Forecast company she shared with her husband.  Much to their advantage, they marketed her as “the only designer-manufacturer in the film world, with a contract permitting her to create styles for her own firm… as well as for the nation’s leading stars.” 

Much like Ceil Chapman during the same era, Dorothy O’Hara dresses were known to flatter a woman’s figure with expert draping; in fact, she was known as the “Sculptress in Fabric.”  She was part of the “California Fashion Creators” which included James Galanos, Edith Small, Tabak, Charles Cooper and more. 

It wasn’t long before her designs became synonymous with “sexy.” A 1957 ad seemed to sum it up with “Makes women look nice and men look twice.”

For more information on this iconic designer of the 1940’s and 1950’s, you can click on the following links to excellent resources:

No Accounting for Taste

Pintuck Style

Vintage Fashion Guild



  • beautiful bombshell silhouette
  • sculptural sweetheart neckline
  • vibrant bursting floral blooms
  • dramatic bubble fishtail bustle train 
  • back metal zipper



Measurements given are ''actual'' measurements of the item taken from the outside of the garment. Please consider your individual comfort and compare measurements accordingly. For more information regarding our sizing, or measurement process please review our


bust-36-38", waist-30", hips-to 42" (a little bit of play due to the pleats), length-45" in the front, 49" in the back


excellent. bright white, clean, and ready to wear. if you look long and hard you might find a few tiny pinpoint spots that I missed while cleaning but they're hard to find and should easily lift with her next cleaning. price adjusted accordingly.

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