Fabulous 1960s Unlabeled Metallic Green Organza Dress Set w Matching Hot Pants & Gold Trim
This is a lovely unlabeled piece from the 1960s that is made out of a metallic organza. There is an underlying pattern on the organza done in green and pink and then a metallic gold thread has been woven through the organza to create a secondary pattern. The metallic thread runs over both the pieces of the set and the matching belt. The gold catches the light beautifully and really adds detailing to the piece. Like the Malcolm Starr I just had in the shop this one is also meant to be worn over the hot pants that are original to the set. The top piece looks like a dress at first glance but you soon realize that one side of the skirt is completely open from the waist to the hem. The bodice is cut with a high scooped neckline and no sleeves. It skims over the bust and nips in at the waist. The skirt flows down from under there and the entire one side of the skirt is slit from the waist to the floor so that the side is completely split open. If you wanted to add to the versatility of the piece you could easy add a snap or two to be able to wear it on its own and as a true dress. Otherwise you can wear it as it was originally intended by adding the matching shorts underneath. I love that the edges down the side that is open are detailed with a gold braiding and the various crystals and beads that are set within that braiding. It gives it an added extra bit of bling that just puts it over the top. The shorts that go underneath are flat fronted and cut like boy shorts. Beside still having its original shorts it also has the original sash that you can cinch the waist in with like I have for these shots or you can use it around the neck or as a head wrap. The fabric choice gives the dress a touch of structure so it holds the shape and the metallic thread makes it glitzy and fun. This is an easy to wear but glamorous dress set that perfectly represents it time period. Excellent condition.
The top and shorts are fully lined in a black silky rayon and the skirt is unlined and is partially transparent. Both the shorts and the dress close with metal & nylon zippers, the shorts at the front and the dress at the back. The organza feels synthetic. The tie belt is original to the dress.
Bust: 18.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 13.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 14" from neck to waist
Skirt: 43" from waist to hem
Waist: 14" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 15.5" from top of bodice to waist
Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED
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