Beautiful and very elegant special occasion dress in midnight black rayon georgette, with gorgeous beadwork and sequin work at the front of neckline and hem. (Colors of the beadwork/sequins is darker and more subtle than the camera could pick up, they are much more rich deep tones than bright ones) This dress has an Edwardian feeling to it, in fact it reminds me of some of the gowns worn by "Lady Mary" in Downton Abbey's first season. Raised waist and elbow length sleeves finished off with a delicate ruffle on the edge. Fully lined in shimmery black rayon, has back ties to adjust the fit. Vintage styling with pristine new condition! Be sure to view the video so you can see some of the gorgeous beadwork close up! Perfect, very elegant dress with a definite vintage feeling; wonderful for upcoming fall and winter events.
IMPORTANT: PLEASE, please be sure to read ALL of the description especially the measurements and condition, and examine ALL the photos, BEFORE asking questions; and do be absolutely positive this piece will fit your requirements, as there are no refunds or returns. I'm a degreed and experienced textile scientist/antique garment restorer and seamstress, and I very, very carefully note any and all condition issues or repairs to every piece of antique/vintage clothing that I'm selling, so I can't stress enough that even if they're in pristine condition, remember they are all decades old and NOT new clothing, so if you desire modern perfection please don't purchase vintage! I don't do layaways or take offers, so please don't ask, thank you. Jewelry/accessories/props in photos are not included and not for sale.
I love antique and vintage clothing and have collected it for years, as well as having a longtime design career including doing costume & restoration work for major movie studios and museums....I've translated that love to my own contemporary creations as well as now offering some choice pieces of my extremely large collection of vintage and antique beauties! I'm meticulous about clothing in general so I make quite sure that every piece of vintage clothing I sell is clean, fresh, pressed and in excellent wearable condition---I do not use any fragranced or heavily-chemical products in caring for/cleaning garments and they are carefully stored in climate-controlled closets at all times except for when I am photographing them for listings.
Measurements of this wonderful dress are as follows:
Bust and raised waistline on the dress measure 38"---wearer's measurements should be 36-37" or smaller.
Length is 54" from shoulder to hem. This fits well on my size 6/8 mannequin (36-26-36), fit can be adjusted with the back ties. I would recommend this for no larger than an 8, maybe a 10 depending on bust measurement.
Condition: Pristine, new without tags, no stains, spots or rips/holes, clean, I cannot find any issues. No missing beads.
Tag is "Papillon" vintage size "M"
Please make sure this will suit you as to measurements and style before you purchase; I don't do alterations or accept returns.....Also, please be sure to read my shop policies/shipping info in full before you purchase (click on "policies" on my main shop page).
Do check my other listings for more gorgeous vintage and antique clothing including many more silk 70's and 80's designer pieces coming up very soon, as well as my own very popular antique-style hats, accessories & vintage/antique china and decor items.....I try to list new items at least weekly....Thanks for visiting!
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