1960s Unlabeled Ivory Silk Dress w Chenille Applique & Beading Detail
This is such a pretty dress. It has no labels to tell us its origins but it is well made and just pretty beyond words. It is not 100% perfect but its imperfections are mild. The fabric is the star on this dress. It is a ivory silk base that has a super soft chenille feeling applique that has been fused directly to the base fabric. These give it a 3D texture and in incredible sensation when the dress is touched. The form little abstract dots that cover the dress from head to toe. Between each of those dots are hand applied silver tube beads hat catch the light beautifully and give the dress a touch of sparkle. It is sleeveless and the neckline and back are scooped. There is just a suggestion of shape through the waist and the skirt falls below that is a gently widening column of fabric. A slit up the center back allows you to walk comfortably. Excellent overall condition with a note to review below.
Fully lined in a white crepe and closes at the back with a painted metal zipper. Inner waist stay that hooks to close. Hand finishes. There is some darkening to the fabric as it nears the hem and a small area on the bust. They are pretty mild and feel more like shadows when it is on the body. Please review the last three photos.
Bust: 16.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: to 14" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 17.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 52" from shoulder to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-SML
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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