1960s Trompe L'oeil Beaded Bag Dress & Matching Coat
I have had a version of this dress before but never one that still retained with it its matching coat. It is really a rare and unusual set that has a witty trompe l'oiel handbag made of bead work and faux pearls on the dress. Made to appear as if a beaded evening bag sits over the shoulder and down the side, the entire design is completely hand beaded onto the dress. A ring of beads also circle each cuff. On the coat, the neckline also is encircled in beads as is each cuff. The dress is self is cut in a generous A-line shift and the coat is also cut on a generous A-line. The base fabric on both is a black slub silk mix and I love the pop of red rhinestones that sit in and amongst the faux pearls and beads. The lucky girl who gets this will be very pleased indeed! It is truly a special piece that can be worn together or broken up and worn separately for more versatility. Excellent condition
Both pieces are lined - the dress in a black silk and the coat in a burgundy silk that has quilting around the inner edges. The dress closes with a back painted metal zipper and the coat closes with hidden buttons. It looks like someone added an extra row of button holes - perhaps to adjust where they sit a little - but because they are hidden under the front edge you don't see this and they look to have been professionally done in any case.
Bust: 21.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 20.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 24.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 45" from neck to hem
Bust: 17.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 16.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 21" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 35" from neck to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: MED-LRG
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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