1960s Rhinestone & Bead Silk Net Dress
In person this piece has so much depth and texture - it is really quite amazing! And when you take into account that all those beads, gold threading and rhinestones would have been hand placed and hand sewn it is astonishing! The base fabric is a pale nude silk net layered over the inner rich, heavy cream silk lining. The top layer has beaded over little bursts done in gold metallic thread to form and cover the entire dress. All of the bead-work are aurora borealis so they have a beautiful iridescent sheen to them. Interspersed amongst these are golden yellow hued glass crystals. The hem, neck and cuffs have a thicker, tightly spaces ringing of work so give them extra detailing! It presents a much more gold hued garment in person then how it photoed - it is really quite incredible how it catches the light!! I love the classic Twiggy sixties era silhouette of it - its that perfect shift shape that makes a girl look all legs! unlabeled but constructed extremely well so I am sure it would have had one at some point!! Excellent condition!
Bust: 16" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 15" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 16" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 38" from neck to hem
Under the outer netting it has a full interior dress made of a heavy weight, rich cream silk, that is then fully lined in a cream tissue silk. It closes with a back painted metal zipper on the inner dress and another one on the outer dress.Perhaps the occasional bead or sequin missing but I see no apparent bare areas.
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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