1960s French Pale Blue Hand Beaded & Sequin on Net Dress

This is an exquisite 1960s pale blue net sheath dress whose exterior is covered with hand done bead & sequin work. It is made out of two layers of a fine pale blue net that is then covered in with hand made flowers adorning its surface. You would rarely see this level of handwork on a piece today and if you did the cost to produce it would catapult it onto the world of couture. Each flower has been meticulously made by hand using blue and soft coral sequins and beads. The leafs are gold colored glass tube beads and then there are a variety of beads, sequins and rhinestones scattered among those. Each flower has a raised 3D effect. I took several detail shots so you can get an idea of the workmanship and also included a shot of the back of the fabric so that you can see the handwork. The flowers cover the entire dress on both the front, back and cap sleeves. Around the collar and edges of the sleeves is a more dense version of the pattern with more crystals and dangling beads. This was purchased by my client's mother in Europe and worn one time and stored flat since. She is sure it was a designer piece, but women removed the labels during this time period so its no longer known. It is a remarkable example of the fined hand work being done during this time period regardless and is quite beautiful. You can change the look depending on the hue you wear under the netting. Excellent condition.

Unlined and closes with a back painted metal and nylon zipper. Hand finished and all the bead work is hand done. There may be the occasional bead missing but none that I can see outright. The fabric has some give to it. Carefully stored.

Shoulders: 14"
Bust: 15-17" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 15-17" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 16-19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 54" from top of shoulder to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-SML

Item# E652

This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival.

Setting up a layaway is super easy and we are happy to provide this service!

Here's how deposits work on a standard layaway:

  • We require three equal payments of the layaway total. You will be invoiced for the first amount upon request
  • payment two of the remaining balance will be billed two weeks from the date of the initial deposit.
  • The final payment is due two weeks after the second payment and shipping will be billed on this invoice as well.
  • items less then $500, or that are on sale, require a 50% deposit with the final payment due in two weeks from the date of deposit 

Read More

We offer flat rate Standard UPS shipping worldwide. All shipping options are displayed at checkout in the pull down menus provided.

Want it faster?

We offer flat rates for expedited and express shipping options - these will also display at check out and can be selected with the drop down menu during the checkout process.

Read More


Please review all measurements carefully. More often than not, vintage garments do not fit any size category exactly. If in doubt, measure a garment of your own that fits and is a similar cut and compare it's measurements to the listed measurements below.