Willow Hilson Vintage

"Glass Rhinestones & Lamé Thread" vintage 1960's Silver Embellished Cocktail Dress UK 12 US 8


This truly spectacular 1960's silver beaded and embellished dress, on a ivory satin base, with a woven silver metal thread exterior, which is in turn embellished with silver glass rhinestone beads and silver lined glass beads, is a rare piece to behold.

The rounded neckline of the dress is framed by a triple border of silver glass rhinestone beads and silver bugle beads, creating the illusion of a decorative collar. The simple shoulder line frames the sleeveless cut, and is accented by Princess seams that run along the length of the dress. The armhole of the dress are edges with a border of silver glass rhinestone beads and silver bugle beads. The tailored bodice, sets off the shift cut of the dress, the simplicity of the design juxtaposed by the elaborate embellishments. The silver lamé thread overlay of the dress, weaves and intertwines  together in a near geometric pattern, which is then embellished along the smaller circular designs with silver glass rhinestones and beads. Finished with a border hemline of 6 rows of rhinestones and beads, this truly sparkling 1960's dress showcases the incredible craftsmanship of the era.

This dress is fully lined in satin.

Label: Eva Morris 

Measurements Of The Dress

Armpit to Armpit:  38 inches

Shoulder to Shoulder: 14.5 inches

Shoulder to Hem: 39 inches

Waist: up to 36 inches  

Shoulder to Shoulder: 15 inches

Hips: up to 40 inches

Fastenings:18 inch metal zip and the back side seam of the dress and 5 hook and eyes along the left hand side shoulder. 

Size: UK 12 US 8

Condition: The dress is in near perfect vintage condition. Very light and gentle bead work loss. A small age mark to the satin along the right hand side shoulder line, this is along the base ivory satin. A very light age mark to the central part of the bodice along the satin lining. Two small and light age marks to the central part of the skirt line along the satin lining  age marks along the internal lining of the bodice. These minor age marks are not apparent when the dress is being worn as they are well concealed beneath the silver metal work exterior. 

Washing instructions: This garment should be dry cleaned by a professional 

Fabric: Satin, Metal lamé thread, glass rhinestones, glass beads. 

Vintage garments have been previously worn and lovingly cared for, they may however have a blemish or two. Here at Willow Hilson, we try our very best to note all the details of each garment, although we may sometimes overlook things, which we do apologise for. Please do not expect perfection, unless stated so.

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