Vintage Evening Gown and Coat Ensemble - Magnolia Silk Shantung With Beading - Vintage Formal - 1960s Vintage - Bust 91 cm
Vintage Evening Gown and Coat Ensemble - Magnolia Silk Shantung With Lace and Beading - Vintage Formal - 1960s Vintage Stunning matched set for formal occasions - silk shantung evening dress with matching opera coat. The color is magnolia, a deep cream to almost but not quite beige. This custom made full length empire line gown is heavily encrusted with beading across the lace bodice and short sleeves using iridescent beads, sequins, glass teardrop beads and diamantes. The scooped neckline is lower at the back, where two separate train "tails" are the feature. Closes at the back with a metal zipper. The coat has a large standing collar reaching from the shoulders and below elbow length sleeves. Closes at the front with four huge buttons and loops. Both gown and coat are fully lined. From the classy Park Avenue Gowns - Melbourne.
Size - Medium Bust 91 cm (36") Under bust 76 cm (30") Waist to 86 cm (34") Hips 96 cm (38") Sleeve 20 cm (8") Length 131 cm (51.5") Coat sleeve 40.5 cm (16") Coat shoulders 38 cm (15") Coat back 38.5 cm (15.25") Coat length 132 cm (52")
Excellent. There is one small age spot on the bottom of one of the train tails, see photo 10, bottom.
A Melbourne lady wore this to her daughter's wedding in the 1960s - worn once.