1960s Silver Glass Bead Dress

I think the girl that grabs this dress is going to be so pleased. The photos really do not fully convey the beauty of the fabric or the richness of that thick band of beading at the collar. Both have an iridescent, quality that does not convey through a mere photo. The body of the dress is made of a iced pink silk, cut on a dramatic and flattering A-line. A silk flat bow sits at the base of the beaded plunge and tops the inverted triangle pleat that forms the front skirting. The neckline is of course the highlight of the dress. A full 4" has been hand beaded with glass silver toned beaded. Clustered tightly together to form one single swath of bead work that extends all the way around and behind the neck and down to the deep plunging front. These give the dress a good weight but because it is balanced perfectly around the neck it is still very comfortable to wear. Most likely a one of a kind custom piece. Excellent, looks to be unworn, condition

Bust: 20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 17" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 22" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 36" from mid neck at the back to hem

Note that the color is a true soft pastel pink with no yellow or taupe undertone or change to the color - that is a lighting issue in the photos.

The dress is fully lined in a matching soft pink silk. It closes with a back painted metal zipper and all the inside hem is finished with pink ribbon piping. Hand finishes throughout with a hand set zipper.

Modern Sizing equivalent: LRG

Item# E419

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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