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1960s Elegant Custom Made Formal Evening Gown
This evening gown is so Jackie-O....just add the long opera length gloves in white, of course, and some gorgeous sparkly jewelry and you have the perfect 1960's formal attire! The color combination used in this dress is so spectacular......a brilliant emerald green skirt, a beautiful shade of pink for the bodice and a striking magenta empire waistband that forms a graceful peak!! The gown is sleeveless with a boat neckline. There are two darts on the front of the bodice. As I mentioned, the gown has a lovely empire waistline which was so "in" during the `60's. There is just the slightest bit of gathering under the waistband. The skirt is classic A-Line. The back is closed with a metal zipper and there are also three hook and eyes closures to help keep the zipper hidden. The back neckline is squared. The bodice has double material....the same material on the outer bodice is used for the inner lining. The skirt is fully lined with a lighter weight green fabric. This dress is beautifully and skillfully made and the heavy fabric used resembles Shantung, but I am not sure of that.....it has a gorgeous satin sheen with texturing which resembles this type of fabric. Another fabric used in the 1960's for formals was Silk Alaskine which was a combination of wool and silk and was a more weighty fabric. Sophisticated and simple elegance in colors that will bring many compliments!
This dress is very clean with no noticeable staining. There is one little seam on the inner bodice lining that could be tacked down with a few stitches if the new owner desires to do so, but no one will ever see this when the dress is being worn. A previous owner pinned a little loop on each inner shoulder to hold the dress on a hanger....these can easily be removed if they are not needed without doing any harm to the dress.
Label: There is no makers label present.
Size: There is no size label present. This dress by today's standards would probably be Size 6-8, but please refer to the measurements below to insure the proper fit.
Empire Waist: 28"
Shoulder to Shoulder: 13"
Circumference of Arm Opening: 18"
Shoulder to Bottom of Empire Waistband: 14"
From Bottom of Empire Waistband Taken at the Center of the Skirt to the Bottom Hemline: 41" Circumference of Bottom Hemline: 60"
This seller is a proud member of The Costume Society of America (CSA) and The Vintage Fashion Guild (VFG).
Gender: Female, Age Group: Adult, Color: Green/Pink/Magenta, Size: 6-8
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Bonnie Shriver, Available upon purchase, VA
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