lillie rubin

1970s Incredible Velvet Chiffon Lillie Rubin Dress

Lillie Rubin was founded way back in 1946 but really for me found their groove in the seventies. The specialized in evening wear and though some pieces can be stronger then others, when you find one that is amazing - its really fabulous. Personally, I think this one is a knock out and really shows the line's strong points in terms of mixing fabric and cut. I cannot even begin to tell you just how wonderful the fabric is in person. Black silk chiffon serves as the base and onto this is fused little patched of rich purple silk velvet with tiny shots of gold thread worked through it. The effect of the semi-transparency and the richness of the color is superb. The skirt is a full length A-line and cut on the bias so it really has a lovely flow and drape to it. The top is spectacular and cut to cross over itself at the front and hook to form a high neck. The sleeves are perfectly full  and voluminous below a slight padding in the shoulder to balance the skirt. A heavily beaded belt in gold wraps and ties at the waist. Very chic but sexy. Excellent condition and appears to have never been worn.

Unlined and the black silk chiffon base is semi-transparent between the where the purple velvet and gold is fused to that chiffon. It slips over the head with an elastic waist and the front wraps and hooks at the neck. Each cuff closes with a hidden snap. The belt is densley beaded and a good decent weight. The fabric is just fabulous in person and the dress very light.

Sleeves: 25"
Shoulders: 15"
Bust: to19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 13-15" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 21.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 16.5" from neck to waist
Skirt: 42.5" from waist to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED

Item# DD2259

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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