Vintage Rhinestone Studded Floor Length Black Dress Size 8
This stunning long black dress is truly a work of art. The full inset sleeves are embellished with rows of rhinestones in an abstract pattern with a slight bell shape to the cuff. Each rhinestone is attached with gold metal hardware, they shine with eye-popping brilliance in a rainbow of colors.
The cut is semi-fitted princess cut, fully lined with soft rayon. Stand up 1 ½ inch folded over collar has two hook and eyes at the back, one hook missing. A sexy side slit on the left side sets this dress on fire measuring 26 ½ inches. At the back is A 23 ½ inch zipper, seams are pinked, ribbon finish hemline with a 2 hem allowance should you need more length. The side slit has been done in a box square design which allows full movement and sturdy construction at the seams.
This appears to me to be a sample or part of a collection that was not manufactured, the only clues to it’s age are the seaming, construction, finishing and design which dates this to be from the 1960's. It’s a very heavy dress weighing 2.2 pounds unpacked!
Measurements are at the largest and are approximate
Shoulders: 16 inches
Sleeve length: 23 ½ inches
Underarm to cuff: 17 ½ inches
Armhole opening: 18 inches
Bust: 34 - 38
Waist: 31 inches
Hip: 36 inches
Length: 57 inches
Side Slit: 26 ½ inches
Zipper: 23 ½ inches
Condition is beautifully stored, a few loose threads noted at the pinked edge. The top of the shoulder seem is lighter, I did not see it until taking photo's. Marked size 8 no fiber content found that said I believe the lining is rayon and the outer portion of the dress to be a blended rayon.