1970s Goldworm Black Knit Backless Dress w Silver Metallic Straps & Elastic Waist

The Goldworm label was created by Gertrude Goldworm in 1928 and became one of the best known American knitwear companies of its time. In the early fifties they collaborated with an Italian knitwear company and merged the aesthetics of American fashion with Italian traditional craftsmanship. Just befirre the turn of the sixties, Beverly Tuttman, Gertrude's daughter, joined the firm as head designer and bright high fashion to the label. This dress is from the early 19770s and the label was well established and a part of American evening wear. It is a simple little dress that still has high impact.

The dress is made from an easy to care for black synthetic knit mixed with a silver metallic lame knit on the straps and waist. The addition of silver takes an otherwise simple little dress into something fabulous. It is an easy dress to wear and it has elastic through the waist so is easy to fit. You just slip it on and the waist adjusts to sit perfectly on you. The front is made to skim over you and wraps slightly around the sides. The waist is detailed with the silver. At the top the neckline is gathered and looped over the straps for a bit of detail there. The back is left completely open except for the silver straps that crisscross over you. Because of the elastic at the waist you can wear the dress with the elastic sitting higher and have the top blouse over more or pull it down low to the top of the hips for a longer feel. The skirt falls from there in a long easy line that widens out as it near the hem. It's just an easy fabulous dress. Excellent condition

Online and slips on to wear with elastic through the waist. Tagged a vintage 6. The easy waist and open back should allow it to fit a range of sizes. The knot has stretch

Bust: no true side seams but will cover 17.5-21"
Elastic waist: 11-16" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 21-25" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 17" from top of bodice to waist
Skirt: 42" from waist to hem with 3" turned under

Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-MED

Item# DD4285

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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