This beautiful body-hugging empire waist cocktail dress from the 60s features a flattering gathered crepe cowl neckline in front and back trimmed in shiny satin, with an elegant bow to the back.

It has beautifully gathered cap sleeves and a side zipper; the torso is exquisitely fitted with double princess darts front and back.

Measurements:

36” bust

27” waist

37” hips

Neck point to shoulder point tiny 1.5”

Cap sleeve length: 4.75”

44” around hem

42” long from shoulder to hem

NO STRETCH to this, there is no lycra or spandex in this.

Details:

About those fabulous sleeves: they are beautifully constructed, 1.75” wide band on the sleeve made of 10 tiny rows of stitching which creates fullness and gathers the entire length of the sleeve.

We have lightened many of the images to show detail better, it actually appears sheer in a couple of photos, however, this dress is a deep, dark rich shade of black.

No labels, but this sure reminds us of Ceil Chapman construction. Fiber is possibly a blend, perhaps silk and a synthetic. We recommend dry cleaning.

Side seam zipper. Metal. Talon.

Crepe trimmed in 2” wide satin

Condition: Incredible except for a mend along a seam at the shoulder for about 1 inch. We didn’t even notice it until we were slipping it on our mannequin, so it is not readily visible at all. If you search for it, you can find it, but it is otherwise completely hidden within the seam.

Cocktail dresses like this are perfect event dresses, from wedding receptions (yes, it’s black, but it is stunning!), to theater openings, to nightclubs, and the opera.

We are a member of The VFG, The Vintage Fashion Guild.

ITEM ID
DR-622
ITEM TYPE
Vintage
COLOR
Black
AGE
1960's
FASHION ERA
1960's
ITEM SIZE
S

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Vintage 1960s Black Cowl Neck Wiggle Empire Dress S

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