1960s Blue Metallic Thread on Net Feather Dress
The fabric on this dress is so unusual and beautiful. A curving design is made of blue and silver-blue metallic thread made into a cut work applique that is then sewn onto a nude netting. This gives the dress a fantastic 3D quality and the entire dress a beautiful shimmering effect as the metallic thread catches the light. The front is cut with a A at the neckline and narrows down at the waist. The sleeves are cut slim and long and each has an exotic circle of hand dyed, bright blue feathers circling each wrist. Those same feathers run around the neckline as well. It really gives the dress an over the top feel in the best possible way. The skirt falls to the ground in a wide column, perfectly balancing that extravagant bodice. Very fun and flirty. Excellent condition.
Fully lined in a nude silk net. Closes with a back painted metal zipper. Each cuff snaps to close and the feathers are attached. The feathers at the neck are attached part way around and the portions that are not snap into place with hidden snaps. Note that it was very tight on my mannequin so on a smaller girl of the right size will fall and fit better across the bust and back.
Sleeves: 20.5" (feathers extend further)
Bust: 16" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 14" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 51" from shoulder to hem
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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