PLEASE NOTE THE MAIN PHOTO SHOWS THE BACK; THE SECOND PHOTO SHOWS THE FRONT OF THE OUTFIT. THE FRONT OF THE TOP IS A BIT MORE ORNATE THAN THE BACK.
This 1950's Mexican skirt & top (marked S for small, but please go by the dimensions, listed below since vintage sizes are far different than today's sizes), is absolutely breathtaking! Neither piece appears to have been worn; only the zipper end of the skirt has minor wear, which may have been caused during storage; the top has never been used. The style, design and workmanship are superb. Please note I have shown the skirt with a very full crinoline in a couple photos, which is not included in the sale. Also, the hand painting/sequins are brighter than in my photos.
As you can see, both pieces are covered in multi-colored sequins, which have been hand sewn on. Both pieces feature the most elaborate & colorful hand painting; the skirt has the same three scenes on each side, with a slight variance of color in the sequins. The skirt is signed Guadalajara on both sides. The skirt & top are both unlined, so you can see the hand stitching detail. Like all vintage Mexican velveteen skirts/tops, there is stiffness, due to the vast amount of hand painting.
The skirt has a 6" covered metal zipper on the left side, which works perfectly. There were two hooks/eyes above the zipper, but one eye is missing, which is an easy addition/"fix". The skirt is cut on a bias, giving it fullness with folds.
The dimensions of the skirt are: Waist: 30"-30 1/4" (there is no wiggle room in the fabric); Waist to hem: 27 ½"; total sweep/circumference of 186".
The top features a 7 ½" metal side zipper. There are two 7" long bust darts, one on each side. From shoulder seam to bottom is 20". From shoulder seam to armhole seam, counting the curvature, it is 7 ½" (15" in circumference). Bust, from seam to seam is approx. 10 1/2"-21"; Back, from seam to seam is approx. 20 ¼"; waist, 18" across (36" total).
The condition is near mint except the missing "eye" on the skirt & slight wear to a couple tips on the skirts' waistband. This may have been caused by the way it was stored. The waistband has a few areas where the velveteen is crushed down a bit, due to someone clipping it to a skirt hanger; this will steam up if desired, but it's not necessary. There may be a few sequins missing, but I don't see them; I'm mentioning it just in case.
You will love this outstanding unused vintage Mexican skirt & top; it's a real showstopper & perfect for any occasion, but especially during the Cinco de Mayo celebration. You could wear the top with jeans & the skirt with a plain black top if desired.
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