1960s Roger Freres Silk Metal Bead Dress
Truly beautiful and exceptional piece designed by Roger Freres. It is impeccably constructed and cut to show a girl's curves but in a sexy, chic kind of way. The bodice is a sleek and simple expanse of silk satin that is cut halter style with two overlapping curved triangles that form the bust. The waist nips in and is highlighted with a curved banding detail. The skirt is a spectacular pouf of fabric! The heavy, rich silk satin gives it an almost sculptural feel and allows it to hold the fullness with no crinoline underneath. The sides of that skirt curve over itself to help add to the volume. The halter neck and low back are of course the sexy part of the dress! Embellished straps circle up and around the neck and swoop down the sides of the back leaving it completely bare. Each strap has a gold braided cord down its center and that cording is adorned with rhinestones, pearls and metal tassels that swing with your every move! It is stunning and the inside is constructed to couture level with beautiful finishes. Rare, stunning and in excellent condition!
Bust: approx 16.5" flat across from side seam to side seam but with open sides
Waist: 12.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 12" from neck to top of the waist band
Waist band: 2.5"
Skirt: 22" from bottom of the waist band to hem
Fully lined in a cream silky rayon and closes with a low back painted metal zipper. I chose not to photo it with a crinoline under but you could add a light crinoline and get a very full round shape. The color is true rich off-white silk satin in person! The inside edges are finished with ribbon over the seams. Fabric loops to secure your undergarments sit inside each shoulder. There is a hint of yellowing to where the curves of the folds on the skirt but I am being very picky. When on you will not notice.
Modern Sizing equivalent: XS-SML (2-6)
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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