This bright golden yellow sweater is exquisitely beaded with gorgeous glass beads, sequins and faux pearls with super decadent pearl finished buttons rimmed in cut-work brass gold trim.
The beading design is floral, using colors of brown, orange, gold and even a little pink. There is beaded edging around the neckline, down the center front opening, and around the sleeve hems as well as the hem. All beads are present and secure.
This is super soft with a cozy, lofty hand, possibly cashmere, but more likely a lambswool angora blend that was so popular at that time.
This has a gorgeous saffron lining, too (body only, no sleeve liners, as was typical).
The only label: 38
36" bust (at rest)
22.5" sleeve length
14" shoulder point to shoulder point
34" around hem
This is visually stunning, and in remarkable condition; it's been double deep frozen to insure for no pests. The only thing to note: we did find some tiny holes on the back of the neck of the lining that look like tagger gun holes, possibly (this is not visible since it's the lining), and we found 2 tiny (1/16") light brown dots near the flower on (wearer's) right side. We have not attempted to clean them yet, so are pricing lower, accordingly.
We have included close up images for you to inspect, and also, please notice on the full sweater shots: the dots are not readily visible.
Beaded sweaters, also called evening sweaters, were extremely popular in the 1950s into the 1960s. They are a lovely way to add warmth to evening wear, but are also brilliantly attractive worn with just jeans.
We are a member of The VFG, The Vintage Fashion Guild.