Cocktail dress of black machine lace mounted on black net. 3/4 'ballet' length. Foundation skirt of black vilene (paper base) with flounce and inserted with two crinoline hoops at hem and at thigh level (hoops distorted). Black rayon satin underdress with boned strapless bodice. Black lace overdress and net underlay all stitched to foundation at waist. Overdress cut with sweetheart neckline, finished with a scalloped picot edged in machine lace. Short set in sleeves trimmed with a single black satin bow. Full skirt, scalloped hem with picot edge, trimmed with ten black satin bows.