donald brooks

1960s Donald Brooks Crepe Jersey Dress

A simple and chic Donald Brooks dress that has subtle but interesting details. The fabric is a black poly crepe so is very easy to wear, care for and travel with. It has a slight textured feel to it with gives it a nice visual interest to break the starkness of the black. The bodice is cut with no shoulder seams and the sleeves come out form the waist giving it a rounded, almost sculptural feel. I love the top stitched, slightly puffed effect banding at the waist - it really defines and nips in and gives the perfect balance to the top and skirt of the dress. The skirt is log and slightly full with chic little hidden pockets at each hip! Excellent condition!

Unlined and closes with a low back, painted metal zipper and fabric covered buttons above that.

Note that it does close all the way up - it was just too small on the mannequin!

Shoulders: no defined seams
Bust: no true defined side seams
Waist: 11-12" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: open
Bodice: 15" from neck to waist
Skirt: 37" from waist to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS

Item# DD1313

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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