1950s Herbert Levy Boucle Knit Wiggle Dress & Matching Jacket
Crafted by Herbert Levy, this irresistible aquamarine knitted two-piece set provides a generous amount of stretch for a look that can be subtly tailored to skim curves, or worn fitted to flatter the figure. Skillfully designed with short sleeves and side-zip fastening, the dress features a neckline with facing and an original belt with loops.
Adorning the front neckline is a lavish trim of soustache vines, satin ribbon embroidery and glimmering vintage crystals, offering a subtle hint of sparkle. Completing the look, the matching jacket is an open-style which hits waist-level and mirrors the dress's decorative trim on the front edges and the back of the neck.
Boasting a full lining and a 3/4-length sleeve, this ensemble is perfect for a vintage bride, a courthouse wedding or even mother of the bride/groom.
Presents very beautifully. Extremely well made. Arrived with us with some very minor snags which have been restored, so in excellent condition.
Measurements and details
All vintage clothing is measured with the garment flat and measurements doubled for width. Please compare these measurements to a garment that fits you well as often there is very little or no give in vintage fabrics.
Bust: 40-48 inches (will go further but this is our recommended limit)
Waist: 34-44 inches (will go further but this is our recommended limit)
Hips: 40-50 inches (will go further but this is our recommended limit)
Length from shoulder to waist : 18 inches
Length from waist to hem: 27 inches
Across the back shoulder to shoulder: 16 inches
Length from nape of neck: 17.5 inches
Sleeve length: 20 inches
Cuff circumference 11 inches
Fabric: A cotton blend jersey boucle knit. The dress has a lot of stretch and has been cut to give maximum stretch across the body. The jacket is lined, which has stablised the knit and therefore there is no stretch in the bodice, just the sleeves.
Alterations: There is generous allowance on all internal seams for around 1" of alterations and the hem of the dress, jacket and both sleeves have 2" of useable allowance.