Velvet Ballgown in Jet Black

Hardley Dangerous Couture

Regular price $ 536.50

Set your sights on stunning in this showstopping floor length velvet ballgown by HARDLEY DANGEROUS COUTURE! You will achieve pin up perfection in this Jet Black Stretch velvet Cherrybomb gown with its custom 3-in-1 multiway capped sleeves that can be worn on or off the shoulder for a smoldering 1950s look or as a retro tank for a more demure affair. Sweetheart Neckline amplifies your décolletage.


** The Ultimate Petticoat is photographed with dress to show fullness of flared silhouette and is not included in price, sold separately.**

Handmade and ready to ship in 3-4 weeks. Misses Sizes XXS-5XL available. ** This listing is for the Floor Length Maxi Dress 56" version of The Cherrybomb Velvet Ballgown, dress length is measured from top of shoulder to bottom hem


If you would like your Cherrybomb dress handmade to your own measurements we offer Made to Measure Sizing for an additional $36.50 fee, per item: Please copy and paste this link into your web browser to purchase a CUSTOM SIZE fee:

If you would like to add a luxurious satin ribbon sash to wear with your floor length dress, please copy and paste this link into your web browser, then add to cart to purchase:

SATIN OPERA GLOVES: Make it a grand affair with the addition of our above the elbow length satin opera gloves! Available in a multitude of color options for your special day. Please copy and paste this link into your web browser, then add to cart to purchase:

VINTAGE ROSE HAIR CLIP: Complete your look with a vintage glamorous Rose hair clip that doubles as a pin brooch! Select your favorite colors and add to cart by copying and pasting this link into your web browser to purchase:

RUSH ORDER: If time doesn't allow for our standard production schedule, we do offer a Rush Order service for an additional $50.00 fee which will complete this ballgown for you in 14 days. Please copy and paste this link into your browser, then add to cart to purchase:


If you are expecting and want to have this dress modified to allow for your growing belly, please select the MATERNITY option from the dropdown menu at checkout. Your Velvet Cherrybomb Ballgown will then be altered into an empire waist style upper bodice that falls just below the bust with the same full swing floor length circle skirt that really twirls! Fee is an additional $36.50 for Maternity Friendly dress alteration.


The Cherrybomb Velvet Ballgown is unlined. The Ultimate Petticoat (underskirt) is not included in price of dress, each sold separately.

Hardley Dangerous Couture always recommends first purchasing a fabric swatch before placing your final dress order at our studio. We do not guarantee fabric color or texture over the internet.


♠️✂️❤️ HOW TO MEASURE ❤️✂️♠️
You will need the following measurements to determine your size at HARDLEY DANGEROUS COUTURE:

BUST: Measure around the fullest part of bust (preferably with the bra you plan on wearing underneath your dress)

WAIST: You are buying a high waist style of dress and will need to measure 2” above your belly button to determine your waist measurement.

UPPER BODICE: Measure from top of shoulder to 14” down. This is generally where this stretch knit dress will fall at your waist.

FULL BUST or PLUS SIZES: If you have a very full bust or are a plus sized gal: you may request at no additional charge to have Claire add length through the torso to offset the otherwise Empire Waist effect that sometimes occurs based on your individual body shape and size. Please measure down 14" from top of shoulder to waist to see if this falls in line with your natural waist. Write her a message to seller during checkout if you need additional length added through the torso. NOTE: this customization will make your dress a final sale item with no Returns or Exchanges made possible as it will no longer be considered a Standard Size at HARDLEY DANGEROUS COUTURE. Please double check all measurements for accuracy before submitting them with your order.

56" Total dress length is measured from top of shoulder to bottom hem.


PETITE for 5'3" or shorter
MISSES for 5'4 - 5'8"
TALL for 5'8" or taller

Additional fee's will apply:

PETITE Mini 30.5" (77 cm)
PETITE Knee 32.5" (83 cm)
PETITE Mid Calf 38" (96 cm)
PETITE Tea Length 43" (109 cm)
MISSES Mini 32.5" (83 cm)
MISSES Knee 38" (96 cm)
MISSES Mid Calf 43" (109 cm)
MISSES Tea Length 48" (122 cm)
MISSES Floor Length 56" (142 cm)
TALL Mini 38" (96 cm)
TALL Knee 43" (109 cm)
TALL Mid Calf 48" (122 cm)
TALL Tea Length 56" (142 cm)

Stretch Velvet Swing Dress

Bust: 28-32"
Waist: 20-22"

Bust 30-32” (76-81 cm)
Waist: 22-24” (55.5 -61 cm)

Bust: 32-34” (81-86 cm)
Waist: 24-26” (61-66 cm)

Bust: 34-36” (81-91 cm)
Waist: 26-28” (66 -71 cm)

Bust: 36-38” (91-96.5 cm)
Waist: 28-30” (71-76 cm)

Bust: 38-40” (96.5-101 cm)
Waist: 30-32” (76-81 cm)

Bust: 40-42” (101 -106.5 cm)
Waist: 32-34” (81-86 cm)

Bust: 43-45” (109-114 cm)
Waist: 36-38” (91 cm-96.5 cm)

Bust: 46-48"
Waist: 40-42"

Bust: 50-52"
Waist; 44-46"

❤️♠️✂️ PETTICOATS ❤️✂️♠️
Complete your look with a designer petticoat by HARDLEY DANGEROUS COUTURE!
(Sold separately and not included in price of dress).


SIZES: XXS-5XL **Wear underneath any HARDLEY DANGEROUS COUTURE 43" Mid Calf Length or longer dress length**
Make your grand entrance with The Ultimate Petticoat underskirt! This high volume underskirt is constructed from 8 gorgeous layers of stiff white ballerina style tulle, fully lined in taffeta for comfort and features a Velcro closure (Sizes XXS-2XL only, Plus Sizes 3XL - 5XL will receive a drawstring waist closure). The Ultimate Petticoat will add ultra volume to completely fill out your full circle skirt dress making you the height of rock n roll fashion! Click here for The Ultimate Petticoat:


Customs Taxes are not included and may be charged at time of delivery. International Shipping is set at 1st Class USPS which is the lowest price available with the slowest method of delivery. If you live outside of the USA expect your package to arrive in about 3 weeks time from the date your order has shipped. If you would like to expedite shipping to Priority Mail 6-10 day delivery, please purchase a shipping upgrade at time of checkout. Priority Mail Shipping upgrade does not replace my studio's current production time.

Hand wash cold and Tumble dry on gentle cycle. Steam iron on medium heat setting to refresh. DO NOT DRY CLEAN.


Please keep in mind that all items are individually handmade by me! I am not a factory and your order will take its full production time for me to complete.

Return Policy:
HARDLEY DANGEROUS COUTURE does not share the same return policy as other retailers you may be familiar with. All Sales are Final at my studio as all items are handmade to order and created just for you!

Cancellation Policy:
You may choose to cancel your entire purchase within 24 hours from date of purchase to receive a full refund. After 24 hours your order is in production and cancellations are no longer available and Store Credit minus a 40% re-stocking fee will be issued.

Refused Package/Non Delivery:
It is up to you the buyer to ensure that a valid shipping address is entered at time of purchase. Should your package get sent back to my studio for non-delivery, you will need to pay for all new shipping charges to have your items sent back to you again. For those clients who do not communicate with my studio: A Store Credit (minus a 40% restocking fee and minus all Rush Order and Shipping fees will be deducted from your Store Credit). will be kept on file for your non-deliverable items. No Refunds are given. .

Exchange Policy:
There is no way for my studio to track your exchange. If you purchased an item and would like to exchange it for a different size, style or color, you will need to print out a copy of your original receipt and send it along with your items to be exchanged. My studio will then contact you with the balance due for your new shipping fee's to be paid by you the buyer. If you need your items to be exchanged on a Rush Order basis you will need to pay for those fees again as they are both non transferable and non refundable. All exchanges require 6-8 weeks to otherwise complete.

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MODEL: Boss Lady Claire is wearing her floor length Cherrybomb Ballsown in Jet Black Velvet, Misses Size Small with Ultimate Petticoat, shown modeled with our signature off the shoulder capped sleeve option.

COLOR CHART MODEL: Miss Tracy Anne for HARDLEY DANGEROUS COUTURE in our Champagne Gold Velvet swing dress.
IMAGE: Sharna Lee Photography (Palmdale, Ca)

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