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1960s Bill Tice Rich Garnet Velvet & Embroidered Floral Dress

Though I usually hunt for those slinky nylon jersey dresses with the gold accents from Bill Tice, I could not resist this amazing velvet with an embroidered design. It is made of a cotton velvet done in a deep jewel toned burgundy. The color is very rich in feel and acts as the perfect backdrop to the off-white thread that makes up the embroidered design. The design is set to highlight the cut of the dress with a dense application of it around the collar and shoulders, circling the widest part of each sleeve and then highlighting the tiers of the full length skirt. I love the incredibly fill cut sleeves and how these pouf out above a long cuff. Each of those cuffs has five velvet covered buttons and velvet loops to close. The neckline is cut high, the bodice skims over the torso and a matching velvet belt cinched in the waist. Below that the skirt falls to the floor with a fuller second tier set at just about the knee to give it added detail and shape. A detail to note is that some of the areas within the embroidered design actually surround open cut outs so you get this tiny peak of skin here and there. Even better in person and on a real girl. Excellent condition.

Unlined and closes at the back with a painted metal and nylon zipper. Buttons at each cuff. Has its original matching self-backed velvet tie belt

Sleeves: 27"
Shoulders: 15"
Bust: 19.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 14.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: to 25" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 17" from neck to waist with a 2" collar
Skirt: 39" from waist to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED

Item# DD2911

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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