donald brooks

1970s Glossy Black Sequin Donald Brooks Dress

A very fine and fabulous sequin wiggle dress by Donald Brooks that I just adore. If you love it in the photos you will love it even more when you actually get to see the level of construction and work that would have been done to so densely hand apply all the tiny sequins by hand to cover the dress with this amount of coverage. The base fabric is black and cut to mold itself to the bust and waist and then the skirt flares out. The surface of the dress is entirely covered in glossy black sequins and it really catches the light wonderfully. I love the cut of the skirt with its draped panels of fabric that create a pretty wave when you are standing still and really flare out the skirt and give it volume if you twirl. The waist nips in to create that sexy bombshell silhouette and the dress is suspended form the shoulders by sequin covered straps that narrow from the V neckline. Excellent condition.

Fully lined in a black silky rayon. Closes with a back painted metal zipper. Perhaps an occasional sequin missing but no bare areas at all that I can find. Hand finishes. Very light and fluid.

Bust: 16" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 13.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 18.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 38" from neck to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML

Item# DD2097

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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