1960s Yellow Mexican Pin Tuck Dress w Extraordinary Bell Sleeve Detail
These Mexican pin tuck and lace dresses are works of art in my opinion and this one is an amazing example of one. These were made by hand by local artisans for the tourist market. This one is exceptional beginning with the fabric itself. Every inch of the base fabric has been stitched into even perfect little pin tuck pleats to create that wonderful ribbed effect that you see. Bands of a crocheted lace are worked into the design at the lower skirt and to define and highlight those amazing bell sleeves. I have styled them so you can see them at their maximum dimensions but of course they sit a touch flatter as you move and wear the piece. The lace inset allow for the faintest glimpse of skin through where it sits. The front is cut so the buttons curve all the way to the neck but are meant to be left partially undone and open. Everything about this dress is beautiful. It even has its original tie sash to cinch in the waist as you wish. In person the yellow has a touch more of a lemon to it then how it photoed. Excellent condition
Unlined and buttons at the front to the waist as seen and there is a metal zipper set st the waist to close below the buttons. Has its original sash. The sash has a small area of a red smudge on it that you won't see if you just place that side of the sash inwards. The easy cut and sash tie waist should allow it to fit a range of sizes.
Bust: 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 13.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 22" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 16" from top of bodice to waist
Skirt: 37" from waist to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-MED
This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival.