1960s Unlabeled Quilted Metallic Dress w a Metallic 'Jewel' Banding Detail
This dress has no label but it quite wonderful and it is made well enough that it surely is a designer piece. I love the shape and cut - it is so simple but the elements used are so fabulous that it ends up being a piece that could still hold its own today. The fabric is gorgeous with a mixed palette of pastels with pops of vibrant color. Over this is a gold metallic thread woven through the fabric so that the entire surface has a golden sheen. It is also stitch quilted so that you get this wonderful subtle puffed feel. The neckline is cut in a V and the waistline is set higher up for a slight empire feel. A band of metallic brocade follows the V of the neck and circle the waist. From there is runs completely down the center to the hem. The banding is unusual as it uses colored lame thread to mimic jewels running down its entire length. The capped sleeves are finished with the same detailing to tie it altogether. I love how the skirt gently widens out as it reaches the hem and the high slut that runs up the center. And it has pockets! Excellent condition
Fully lined in a cream silk through the bodice and a cotton muslin through the skirt. It has hand finishes. It closes with a painted metal zipper at the back. The front is slit at the center as photoed. No labels but made well enough that it surely was a labeled piece.
Bust: 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 15" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: to 21" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 13" from neck to waist
Skirt: 44" from waist to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED
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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