1950s Black Brenda Swing Scallop Dress | Unique Vintage
1950s Style Black Cotton Sateen Scallop Brenda Swing Dress

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1950s Style Black Cotton Sateen Scallop Brenda Swing Dress

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Don't forget the petticoat!

Swing your way across the dance floor at your prom or other formal event with this 1950s Brenda swing dress from Unique Vintage. This ladylike black cotton dress features a classic 1950s-style swing shape with a slim, cinched waist, boat neckline and dramatically flared swing skirt with layers of lace peeking out from underneath. Its perfectly tailored construction creates an hourglass shape that will flatter any figure and turn you into a true vintage bombshell. Slight scalloped edges across the neck give the otherwise simple dress a bit of eye-catching detail, and it although the neckline is fairly modest in the front, it dips slightly into a V-shape in the back to show just a slight peek of skin. Because it’s made of 97% cotton, the Brenda scallop dress is comfortable enough to wear all year round.

Made in the USA
97% Cotton 3% Spandex
Hand Wash Cold/Tumble Dry Low
Back Center Zipper
Material Provides Minimal Stretch
Crinoline Added For Volume, Sold Separately

For tips on how to use this chart, please see our Sizing Guide.
All measurements are in inches.

Size Numeric Bust Waist Hips Length
XSmall - 32 24 36 43
Small - 34 26 38 43
Medium - 36 28 40 43
Large - 38 30 42 43
XLarge - 40 32 44 43

Customer Reviews

Overall Ratings
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Cristina Milleur

02/16/2013 08:09 AM


As another reviewer wrote, it does not sit off the shoulder as shown in the photo but rather directly on it. This was fine with me as at least I can wear a normal bra with it. The bust was the right size, but there were side darts that needed to be brought in with alterations - since the dress is not lined it was a quick and cheap fix. The rest of the dress fits wonderfully and I look forward to spinning around the dance floor at my event! I got it with the crinoline and it adds the best sounding rustle and just a little bit of oomph, but the dress itself has its own body so you can do without if need be.

Dallas L.

12/03/2012 02:51 PM


I ordered this dress for a special occasion business dinner with my husband's company...I needed it FAST, and I needed it to FIT! Not only did they get it to me before I needed it...but it fits like a glove! It is true to size. I feel like I just walked off a movie set from the '50s. I was concerned that the bodice would be too roomy, as my "girls" are a bit on the skinny side, but the sizing is perfect. The petticoat is a MUST. This dress is perfect for any event.


11/09/2012 11:53 AM


Love love love this dress! You have to wear it with the crinoline petty coat! Otherwise the dress looks to flat and the gathers make you look "thick" around the waist. I got so many compliments when I wore this dress to a wedding that I officiated.

Shannah Goss

10/17/2012 04:30 PM


First off, I ordered this according to my hip measurements, it was entirely too large up top, and I had to take it to a seamstress. I was also disappointed that the straps sit more on top of the shoulder, and not as off shoulder as the picture shows. My seamstress could not alter it that much. On top of that, she said one dart was a half inch lower than the other, so that created some issues with fit. The scallop does not lay flat, but puckers oddly. I didn't have her fix this as the dress was already $42 to get taken in at the sides, and I paid $125 for it, so it ended up being a $160 gown. It does not lay nicely without the crinoline. There is too much fabric so it looks really bulky, so I suggest you buy a crinoline to go with it. With all that, it's very heavy duty fabric. But it's just plain cotton, doesn't have any nice sheen to it. So, while it's cute, I also am really disappointed in this dress because it's not quite as pictured.
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