1970s Edward Parnes Striped Silver & Copper Densely Sequin Dress
This dress is such a statement piece. It is by designer Edward Parnes who for a short time period designed with his brother Paul before their label was bought out by Mollie Parnis. Edward then had his own label for a couple of years before fading into obscurity. The dress is a fun piece with its bold stripes and dense coverage of sequins. It is completely covered form neck to hem with deep silver and copper colored sequins that are tightly spaced and cover every inch of the dress. The neckline is high and the sleeves are cut long and straight. The dress skims over the body with no defined waist. This makes it very easy to wear. The fabric the sequins are on also has a touch of stretch so it is even more comfortable when on. The skirt falls to the floor and there is even a couple more inches of sequins turned up if you needed more length. A great dress with tons of impact. Excellent condition with a note to review below
Fully lined in an ivory silk and closes with a painted metal zipper at the back and hook and eye at the neck. The fabric has some stretch. There is some grubbiness to the interior only on the collar and bodice/under arms. Please review the two photos after the label shot
Bust: 18-20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 16-18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 18-21" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 56" from neck to hem with 2.5" turned up
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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