60s Shift Dress & Sweater Set in Aqua Blue

SKU: 00543-001
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Early 1960s dress and sweater set in a medium aqua blue.

  • Unlined dress has banded neckline, princess seams, bust darts, gusseted short kimono-cut sleeves.
  • Self-fabric belt cinches the no-seam waist.
  • Dress closes at back with a nylon Talon zipper and top hook&eye.
  • Long-sleeve, swing-style cardigan sweater is knit from a slightly fuzzy, ultra-soft wool yarn that is almost certainly cashmere, and lined (except in the sleeves) with silk chiffon.
  • Cardigan is trimmed at neck, open placket, and ribbed hem with the dress material. Closes with a single, hidden hook&eye at the neck. 

From my personal collection. True color was difficult to capture, but is best described as a bright, medium, turquoise blue. Ever so slightly aqua. A very pretty color.

Labels: Marjorie Montgomery (designer), Leon Frohsin (high-end Atlanta boutique)

Marjorie Montgomery was a Hollywood actress turned fashion designer.
Leon Frohsin (1899-1973) sold women's designer clothing from his upscale Atlanta location on Peachtree Street from the 1930s through the 60s. The son of German Jewish immigrants, Frohsin was the maternal great-uncle of journalist and TV host Katie Couric

Fiber/Care: unmarked, dress is either linen or rayon (most likely a blend), cardigan is cashmere with silk lining, dry-clean

Condition: overall gentle wear, but no flaws to note

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

Garment Measurements:
 bust: 35"/89cm plus darts
 waist: 30"/76cm (cinch with belt)
 hips: 36"/91.5cm
 length: 37.5"/95.25cm
CARDIGAN - worn open, measured with front edges touching
 shoulders: 16"/40.5cm
 bust: 35"/89cm
 length: 22.5"/57cm
BELT - 1"/2.5cm x 69"/175.25cm

For reference, this outfit fits me nicely and I measure b: 35.5" (32D), w: 26.5", h: 37.5". If you have similar dimensions, it should work for you, too.

 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: Significant shipping overages (where applicable) will be refunded. International customers are responsible for any taxes or import fees. 




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