1960s Red Wrap Dress with Beading and Glitter Detail

This dress is fabulous. I think it may have originally been meant to be some kind of wild lingerie piece since the fabric used is that nylon chiffon typical of lingerie during this time period but it absolutely can be worn as a dress now. It just pops on and wraps and hooks into place at the waist. The waist has an inner elastic so it is very comfortable to wear. The front plunges quite low but is wearable on its own if you are a bit daring. The skirt hugs the hips and the edges curve up and around the body for a very sexy silhouette. You could add a belt to give the waist even more definition. Over the outer surface of the dress are little sprays of silver tube beads with a touch of hand painted glitter painted onto the fabric behind each spray. More beads adorn the edges of the dress. It very unusual and quite fabulous. Excellent condition.

Lined in a red lingerie weight stretch nylon. It wraps to close with an inner tie and a hook & eye at the outer waist. There is a white elastic that runs through the waist and it is visible through the fabric but this is how it was made originally. The wrap cut and elastic waist will allow for a variety of sizes to wear it.

Shoulders: no defined seam
Bust: approx. 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 11-14" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 16" from neck to waist
Skirt: 26" from waist to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-MED

Item# E615

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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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