1960s Real Metal Thread Shift Dress Set

This dress is a great example of that tubular, shift shaped 1960s silhouette and it is a little unusual because of the fabric. It still has its original paper tags attached inside that state that 30% of the fabric is real metal! The silver colored metal thread used and woven through it really goes it a beautiful glinting sheen and depth to the design. The colors are fabulous palette of creams, taupes and greys mixed with that silver thread. A classic shift dress sits under a zipped on outer shell. Even though we know it has metal running through it it surprisingly light and the fabric supple but with just a hint of structure to help hold that wonderful shape! Excellent condition

Bust: 18î flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 20" from neck to hem

Inner Dress
Bust: 16.5î flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 13î flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 17.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 14.5" from shoulder to waist
Skirt: 24" from waist to hem

The metallic fabric parts are backed with a silk feeling rayon organza. The skirt has an addition lining in it and the inner top of the dress is a single layer of that lining. The shell top closes at the back with a metal painted zipper and the dress also closes with a metal painted zipper at the back.

Modern Sizing equivalent: XS-SML (4-6)

Item# E437

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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