1960s Velvet Rose Silk Wiggle Dress

I think this may be one of my very favorite 1960s pieces to have come in a while! I really wish I could convey the feeling of that beautiful fabric and how it present in person. It was a tough piece to photo and I can only assure you that it is even better in person! It is classic femme fatale wiggle and is a touch larger then most pieces you find that were teeny tiny things making an even greater treasure! The fabric is very beautiful - the base is a black silk matte satin and the velvet fused onto the fabric in a way that gives it a 3 dimensional feel. The velvet is a rich deep red that has a touch of a pink hue to it. I love the curved, slanted rows of seaming just above the waist that goes up and around the bust line. Two charming little bows sit just at the top of the seaming that goes down through the waist! It skims and hugs the hips and the back is set low. So sexy and so chic! Excellent, appears unworn condition.

Bust: 20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 16" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 14" from neck to natural waist
Skirt: 28" from natural waist to hem

Fully lined in a black taffeta weight rayon that follows the pattern pieces of the dress. The seams you can see are all properly edged and finished. Beautifully made

Modern Sizing equivalent: MED

Item# E458

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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