This simply breathtaking early 1960's evening gown, rendered in a gold rose pattern brocade, with lurex thread accents, set against a silk creamy gold faille, and embellished with claw set silver rhinestones, is the perfect piece for that special occasion.
The rounded neckline of the dress is framed by medium width shoulder straps and a sleeveless cut. The wonderful bodice of the dress is accented by a floating bust-panel in matching brocade, which boasts tailored darts along the bust line, and a curved hemline, finished with a central decorative brocade bow. The fitted under bodice, sets off the central claw set silver rhinestones, which sit just below the floating bodice panel, drawing the eye to the cinched in waistline. The elegant line of the skirt, is set off by small gathered pleats to either side of the front of the waistline, which radiate along the length of the dress. The back of the skirt-line boasts gathered pleats along the waistline, completing this gown, in an iconic 1960's silhouette. The bodice of the dress is lined in rayon.
Measurements of the Dress
Armpit to Armpit: 34 inches
Shoulder to Hem: 57 inches
Waist: up to 26 inches
Shoulder to Waist: 16 inches
Hips: 46 inches
Size: UK 8 US 4
Closures: This dress fastens along the centre back with a 15 inch metal zip and a hook and eye.
Condition: This dress is in perfect vintage condition. The skirt appears to have once been lined in interfacing, but this has been cut away.
Washing instructions: This garment should be dry cleaned or hand washed in cool water.
Fabric: Silk Faille Brocade, Lurex Thread, Silver Claw Set Rhinestones, Rayon Lined Bodice
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.
Please make sure you check all the measurements of the garment before purchasing. Vintage garment sizes are not the same as those of today. To ensure the best fit, we suggest you measure you favourite similar style garment and compare it to the measurements we have listed.