Sheath dress from the 1960s in golden taupe with lace illusion inset (backed with organza) at upper bodice and elbow-length sleeves. Fully lined. Back walking slit. Slim, wiggle silhouette with bust darts and princess seaming front and back. No waist seam. Closes in back with metal Co/Ed zipper and two top hooks&eyes at the banded jewel neck. Pinked seams, hanging loops. Union made with care in the U.S.A.
Labels: Renmor, 1963-'74 ILGWU tag
The last photo shows a Nov. 25, 1965, ad for Renmor (and other) dresses. As you can see, they were not inexpensive!
Fiber/Care: unmarked, almost certainly rayon with a raw-silk texture, acetate lining, dry-clean
Condition: no flaws to note. the hem was let down to its full length at some point, and carefully (expertly, even) hand-stitched with rayon hem tape.
*We've had this cocktail dress professionally dry-cleaned and it's ready to wear.*
shoulders: 16"/ 40.5cm
bust: 41"/104cm + about 2" more from darts
Dress is clipped in the photos to better fit skinny Delphine.
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