I am sure that most of you have heard of and about the ever so fabulous Emma Domb. But for those that have not, she was a designer that got her start in California in 1939. She and her partner Lorraine Domb Steinberg started their San Francisco based company, Domb Manufacturing Company. They designed wedding, party, and prom dresses until the late 1950’s. They continued designing until the 1970’s but shifted to floor length dresses, pencil dresses, and suits.
As you may have concluded, I am a bit top heavy for a lot of vintage prom dreses. With that in mind, I was only able to find five dresses that would fit.
The first is a 1950's pink taffeta party dress. The dress has a cummerbund waist, gathered taffeta back that has a bustle effect, and silver thread embroidered bust ($300.00).
The second dress is a 1950's lace party dress. This dress has a lace illusion bodice with clear rhinestones, velvet waist tie, and a beautiful black and white printed tulle skirt ($286.00).
The third dress is a 1950's gold rhinstone and pearl chiffon dress ($225.00).
The fourth dress is a 1950's silver wiggle ribbon dress. I can not get over this fabric, I absolutely love the texture ($160.00).
The final dress is of course a 1950's party dress. This black taffeta dress has blue panels covered in black lace, a double bow back, and puff sleeves. It is also from the "Party Line" ($250.00).
Are you one of the fortunate girls that owns an Emma Domb dress?