60s Black Popcorn Knit Sheath Dress

SKU: 00697-004
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From the 1960s, a slim, belted dress in jet black popcorn texture knit.

  • Blouson bodice has six covered buttons at back
  • Slim A-line skirt
  • Jewel neckline, armscyes, covered buttons, and coordinating slim belt in black satin
  • Fully lined in crisp, smooth acetate
  • Closes at back with hook&eye at inner lining, covered button at bodice placket and metal zipper in skirt. 

Labels: Sue Brett
From a 1971 digitized New York Times article:
"In 1946, [company owner Jack Baker] went into business for himself under his own name but found that he was being confused with another Jack Baker in the dress trade. He chose the name Sue Brett, which is de rived from the French 'sou brette,' a theatrical term for a lady's maid and which brought to Mr. Baker's mind the figure of a dancing doll. The doll is the company's trademark."

Fiber/Care: no tags, cotton knit over acetate / dry-cleaning recommended

Condition: no flaws  beyond minor color shift on the interior lining at the upper back

*We've had this 1960s dress professionally dry-cleaned and it's ready to wear.*

Garment Measurements:
 shoulders: 15"/38cm
 bodice: 16.5"/42cm
 bust: 36"/91.5cm
 waist: 28"/71cm
 hips (8" below waist): 40"/101.5cm
 length: 39.5"/100.25cm
 belt - 0.5"/1.25cm wide x 32"/81.25cm long

 Our items are not newly manufactured "vintage style" pieces. They are true vintage, at least 30 years old. Please read condition report provided above. 

Notes: International customers are responsible for any taxes or import fees. 


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