Add a little golden sparkle to your wardrobe with adorable jewel neck open crocheted knit top with smaller, detailed crochet work along the entire neckline, front opening, hem and sleeve hems.
It has a single crocheted knot button at the neck.
This is a 52% ramie, 40% cotton, 4% rayon, 2% nylon and 2% metallic fiber combination. There are a few sequins down the center front panel, as well, for a little extra shimmer.
This is an R & K Originals, but made in China, so this has to be from after 1978.
It is labeled an 8; because it is crocheted, knit, it does have some give to it. It measures:
Bust: 36" laid flat, up to 44"
(Our mannequin wears a contemporary size 6; you can see how it fits her)
14" across back shoulders.
4" shoulder point to neck point.
8" shoulder point to sleeve hem (sleeve length)
20" center back of the neck to hem.
We have gently hand washed this and laid it flat to dry. We did find a couple of loose threads that we tied off and clipped, but we can find no other flaws. This is fresh and clean, and ready to wear!
This is great for the office, but is super cute with jeans, too. Or if you have an event (wedding, prom, dance...) that you need a little something over your party dress shoulders, this would be perfect!
Thanks to the Vintage Fashion Guild's Label Resource for the following information about R & K Originals:
"R & K Originals" was a New York clothing company situated on Broadway that sold fashionable and well-made but affordable and moderately priced clothes. They were established in 1932 by the R & K Dress Corporation of New York. One of their logos was: "For the girl who knows clothes". The label is still active today.
We are a member of The VFG, The Vintage Fashion Guild.
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