1960s Mr Mort Rich Printed Velvet Wrap Dress or Coat
This is a gorgeous, and versatile little wrap dress by Mr Mort that has a beautiful print screened onto a plush cotton velvet. The Mr Mort label was at the height of it's success during the sixties and some of the ideas that Stan Herman,, the designer for the label during the 60s, were producing were pretty cutting edge, like putting dresses over pants. One can easily imagine that this is one of those pieces that he would have styled in that way. The way it wraps and closes makes it a close cousin to the coat and it could easily be worn on its own as a dress or as a layering piece. The velvet gives the colors deoth and richness and I love the muted but rich palette. The dress is cut s that it wraps over itself at the front and closes with a belt to add more shape if you wish. Long sleeves give balance to the shorter length of the skirt. Gold and purple metallic braiding is set in panels along the edges of the front and on each cuff with rhinestones scattered through that design for a little bit of glitz. It was a touch too tiny through the chest on the mannequin so is not closed properly in the photos but will of course sit even better on the right size body underneath. Excellent condition
The fabric is self backed and the dress closes with hidden snaps and hook and eye under the front edge. The front snaps could be adjusted a bit to give you more room through the bust if needed.
Bust: 17" flat across from side seam to side seam but without a lot of front bust room if you need the max width across the back
Waist: 16.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 38.5" from neck to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-SML
This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival.