Bust: measures 40” flat to fit approx. 38-39” (39-40” with padding removed)
Waist: measures 32” flat to fit approx. 31”
Hip: measures 42” flat to fit approx. 38-40”
Length: 38.5” from shoulder to hem
Underarm to waist length: 7.5” at side seams
Length 39” from shoulder to hem
Sleeve length: 18.5”
Shoulder to shoulder: 16”
Make a stunning entrance at your next cocktail party or evening event in this aqua and metallic brocade 1960s dress and coat ensemble! The acetate (or acetate and rayon blend) satin brocade is quite fabulous, with its design of blue flowers against the metallic gold background. The sleeveless, wiggle-style cocktail dress has flattering, curved underbust and waist seaming, creating the look of a wide, inset waist panel in front, trimmed with a center bow. Darts shape the bust and hip for an hourglass fit, with a straight skirt (no kick pleat or slit in back). The dress fastens in back with a metal zipper. The matching evening coat has three-quarter-length sleeves, a soft and rounded, wide collar that overlaps in front and fastens with a single covered button, and a boxy, full shape. Both the dress and coat are lined with lavender acetate taffeta. The coat is in excellent condition, while the dress is very good and totally wearable with these minor issues: some marks on the brocade fabric, along the side and center back seams of the skirt, where you can see that the dress has been let out, and also the additional of “falsies” in the bust by the previous owner—these could easily be removed if desired!
This striking 1960s cocktail dress and coat set can be worn together as a set, or separately, paired with other pieces in your wardrobe—a multi-tasking fashion bonus!