Sumptuous purple silk shantung gown is beaded at the bodice and hemline, including 2.5 cm (1") bead drops. Empire line dress has a band under the bust and a large bow at the front. Deep V neckline at the back, straight skirt and rear vent. Fully lined, rear zipper closure. No tags, this dress has been custom made by a dressmaker.
Size - Small
Fits bust 86-87 cm (34-34.5")
Under bust 68 cm (27")
Hips 91 cm (36")
Length from top of the shoulder to the hem is 133 cm (52.5")
The dress itself is in very good condition. However, some of the beads have been shed over the years. Quite a few of the long drops have gone. This is really only noticeable around the hemline, see photo 5. There are also a few sequins missing from the back of the band.