Rendered in an oyster coloured silk brocade with a pattern of trailing vines, and embellished with silver lamé thread embroidery which in turn is accented by silver faceted glass beads, claw set iridescent rhinestones and white glass beads, this original 1960's cocktail dress is just the piece to add to your collection.
The rounded neckline is embellished with a beaded and embroidered border which joins the centre front of the bodice in a feature embellished panel. The simple shoulder line, sets off the 3/4 length sleeves, which are accented by beaded and embroidered decorative cuffs. The elegant line of the dress is accented by a fitted bodice which is set off by tailored dart lines from beneath the bust line. The wonderful A line cut of the skirt, boasts side slits along each side seam, completing this dress in a truly timeless and iconic silhouette. This dress is lined in soft cotton.
Measurements of the Dress
Armpit to Armpit: 40 inches
Shoulder to Hem: 36 inches
Waist: up to 36 inches
Hips: up to 42 inches
Shoulder to End of Sleeve: 19.5 inches
Shoulder to Shoulder: 15 inches
Size: UK 12-14 US 8-10
Closures: This dress fastens along the back with a 18.5 inch metal zip and two hook and eyes along the nape of the collar.
Condition: This dress is in near perfect vintage condition. Very light and gentle yellowing along the armpits Light and natural beadwork loss to the embellished panels. There is a very small pin sized age mark along the left hand side front of the bodice just next to the embellished central panel beneath the bust-line. These minor details are not apparent when the dress is being worn and only noticeable upon closer inspection.
Washing instructions: This garment should be dry cleaned
Fabric: Silk Brocade, Cotton Lined, Silver Lamé, Glass Beads, Glass Claw Set Rhinestones.
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.