She wore Blue Velvet.. This powder blue, velvet Ball gown from the early 50s embodies all the lovely, lady friendly lines we have come to expect from such a piece.
The bodice is soft velvet, cut in a flattering Sweetheart neckline, with Raglan sleeves, gently ruched, finishing at 3/4 length.
This dress also shows us the popular, Reverse Basque waist, attached to a full tulle skirt, which falls at Ballerina length, not complete without the touch of whimsy seen in the velvet bird appliques.
You can wear this gem with metallic flats or sandals, and minimal accessories, like a rhinestone headband or comb.
I would wear a Fascinator with a short veil, maybe some mini lace gloves, and my creme, high-top Chucks.