1970s Does Edwardian High Neck Lace Maxi Dress
This is a curious little number, definitely made in the 1970s but with a very distinct Edwardian style. Downton Abbey, anyone?
The main body of the dress has a sateen finish. The top is adorned with lilac stretch lace with additional layered lace ruffles in a V shape to the waist and creates a cap sleeve. It has an original union label.
The neck is a high collar of scalloped lace and is fastened in the back with pearlescent lilac buttons on loop fastenings. There is a back zip fastening.
There is a small hole to the back of the lace which we have not fused or darned as we felt it would make it more noticeable than it is leaving it alone. There was a pull and hole to the fabric on the waistband which has been sympathetically repaired by our seamstresses. Please see photos for details.
Measurements & 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 is 36"
Waist is 26"
Waistline to hem 43"
Shoulder to hem 58.5"
less than 1cm in seam allowances
Please note our Authentic Vintage items are not held at the boutique location as it's just too small! We're able to arrange for items to be sent there if you wish to try them on, however this will need to be requested - drop us a line via our contact page to arrange!