1960s Silk Applique Cocktail Dress With Diaphanous Pleated Sleeves
A magnificent 1960s cocktail dress crafted from Caribbean Blue Shantung raw silk; this piece showcases the classic design elements of the period.
Boasting princess seams, the shift bodice exemplifies timeless elegance. For added drama, the sleeves are diaphanously pleated and feature fitted silk bracelet cuff detailing, overlaid with soft blue lace appliqué. This same appliqué graces the round neckline, culminating in the two pointed collar at the back. The back lapped zip fastening, complete with hook and eye to the top, allows secure fastening. Each cuff fastens with two hidden press studs. An exemplary garment of the era!
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: 41 inches
Waist: 37 inches
Hips: 44 inches
Length from shoulder: 38 1/2 inches
Cuff: 9 inches
There is about 1/2" allowance in the seams and 2" in the hemline for alterations.
Our model, Miss Darcey, is 5'6"/167.5cm tall and wears a VV Size Faye (one size larger than this).