1960s Heavily Beaded Neckline Sarmi Silk Dress

I think the girl that grabs this dress is going to be so pleased. The photos really do not fully convey the beauty of the fabric or the richness and depth of that thick border of beading at the collar. Sarmi was known for evening wear and dramatic pieces that were beaded and embellished with a decadent feel. The body of the dress is made of a chocolate silk, cut on a flattering A-line, almost baby doll cut, with a bow defining the waist. The neckline is the star of the dress - a wide border has been hand beaded over gold cording and the beads are set so that they dangle and move when you do. Pearls, beads and baubles are clustered tightly together to form a gorgeous panel of bead work that extends all the way around and behind the neck and down the front.It is like wearing your jewels on your dress! Most likely a one of a kind custom piece. Excellent condition

Fully lined through the top with hand set brown silky rayon and through the skirt with a black silk. Ribbon finished hem. It closes with a hand set, back painted metal zipper. Hand finishes throughout. Pockets on each hip

Sleeves: 21.5"
Shoulders: 15
Bust: 17.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 14" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: open
Bodice: 13" from neck to waist
Skirt: 27" from waist to hem

Modern Sizing equivalent: SML

Item# DD1951

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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