1950s Heavily Beaded Amelia Gray Dress
I love this beautifully hand beaded shell and dress set by Amelia Gray! It is heavily beaded and all the beads are glass so it has a good rich feeling weight to it! It is two separate pieces - the inner dress cannot be worn really with out the shell - the little silk top is more like lining than a true dress. This is a clever way to both help carry the weight of the skirt properly and also so that you don't inadvertently flash skin when you move. Now you would rarely see a set constructed like this as it uses so much extra material and time! The shell can of course be paired with other pieces so is very versatile. I love the way they highlighted the hem of both pieces, collar and arm holes with a heavy banding of beads set in perfect little rows. The rest of the fabric is scattered with bead work. Very well made and of all high end quality materials! Excellent condition.
Bust: 16" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 14" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bottom Hem: 16" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 20" from neck to hem
Bust: 17" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 12" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 16.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 14.5" from neck to natural waist
Skirt: 22" from natural waist to hem
The inner dress has an attached top shell of silk and that also same silk also lines the skirt. The separate shell top is lined in a black silk. The dress closes with a back metal zipper and the shell also closes with a metal zipper. The shell can be completely unzipped. Hand finishes inside. There was a couple of tiny areas of missing beads but I had them filled with matching beads from the period.
Modern Sizing equivalent: XS
This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival
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