1970s Embroidered Mister Sig Hostess Maxi Dress With Union Label
This timeless dress was crafted in the mid-late 70s by Mister Sig, a division of Leading Fashions (WPL13692) and has the original union label on the inseam.
She is a long black maxi with a modernist twist, featuring diamond-shaped embroidery in alternating red and pale gold/straw colours, each encasing a floral motif on the centre in the contrast colour. She has a high neck, long sleeves, and a lapped zipper at the back and the underarms feature internal waterproof inset guards to prevent staining and discoloration - genius! The flattering princess seams draw attention to the offset crystal-encrusted 4 button feature and leg slit at the side. Her quality and style evoke questions of what events she attended. From house parties (perhaps even Abigail's!), to receptions, to fondue gatherings; this dress was made for an unforgettable experience. Divinely elegant.
Excellent, no issues or flaws to note. Likely kept for special occasions and rarely worn.
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.
Please note there is a 2-3" stretch possible in this fabric.Bust: 46 inches
Waist: 40 inches
Hips: 46 inches
Length of sleeve: 22 inches
Cuff circumference: 10 inches
Length from shoulder to hem: 56 inches
Height of leg slit from hem: 21 inches
Fabric: Soft nylon polyester blend embroidered with cotton thread embroidery, and silver tone metal sparkling buttons.
Alterations: There is about 1/2" useable seam allowances with a 2" hemline for alterations.