Vintage 1960s Beaded Silk Dress & Coat Set Light Green Custom Made Size L XL
Brand Poppy's Vintage Clothing
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This is a very nice quality dress and coat ensemble made of light green silk Dupioni with beaded accenting. The dress is made in a simple sheath style - sleeveless, above the knee length with slight accenting of the body silhouette. It has a “jewel” neckline that is decorated with silver grey beads, aurora sequins and crystal rhinestones. The hemline is similarly decorated. The dress is lined in white fabric that I think is viscose and does up the back with a nylon zipper. The coat has similar simple lines with a shirt type collar, a matching five button closure as well as a snap at the neck. It is also fully lined, but in a pale greenish yellow acetate fabric. Please note that this set was too large for my mannequin, so was pinned back - silhouette may be slightly different on the proper sized body.
Label: Salon Juliette Couture. This was seamstress made
Fabric: Silk dupioni - good sheen and presence of “slubs” in the fabric
Sizing: Being custom made, so no size is indicated, and although this should fit a large to extra large size, but please rely on the following measurements for fit:
Bust: 41” around
Waist: 36” around
Hips: 42” around
Overall length: 37 1/2“, measured flat
Shoulders: 16” across seam-to-seam
Sleeves: 21” long from shoulder seam
Sleeve inseam: 14 1/2” long
Bust: 41” around
Waist: 40” around
Hips: 46” around
Overall length: 38", measured flat
Condition: The set is in very good condition with no wear, tear, soiling, staining or odour. This was a “going away” honeymoon outfit that I acquired from the estate of the lady, so was only used for that purpose and put away as a keepsake.
This is a lovely quality Jackie Kennedy era set, very pretty in this light green silk - although put away for years, this deserves to be used and loved again!