What makes this dress exceptional is the combination of simple cut and over-the-top fabric. Sheer black material entirely covered in alternating, zig-zag rows of sequins and metallic chain-stitched yarn. Dress closes down the front placket with strong, fabric-covered snaps. The 10 satin-covered buttons are decorative (no buttonholes). Cream satin collar and french-style cuffs with two-snap closure. Thread loops hold attached, black satin belt with permanently knotted bow. Waist closes at front at either of two double sets of hooks&eyes. Acetate linining at bodice and skirt. From the 1970s and the Hull estate.
Labels: manufacturer label is gone from neckline, care and 1974-'95 Union labels remain in lining seam
Fiber/Care: unknown, feels like a woven nylon with acetate lining and synthetic satins, dry-clean
Condition: the waist hooks&eyes had been moved, so we left those and added another set in the original spot (handy if you plan to eat at the party!), there is some minor discoloration at the collar crease and cuffs, we've tidied up the loose threads at the neck where a few sequins are missing (photo was taken beforehand)
*This dress has been professionally dry-cleaned and is ready to wear.*
shoulders: 15.25" (38.5cm)
sleeves: 23" (58cm)
bust: 36" (91.5cm) plus darts
waist: 29.5" (75cm) at smaller setting,
31" (78.5cm) at larger setting
hips: 40" (101.5cm)
length: 42.5" (108cm) nape to hem
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(BDV SKU: 00402-005)