VINTAGE "70S BLACK ILLUSION JEAN OF CALIFORNIA COCKTAIL DRESS ADORNED WITH CHANTILLY LACE
A beautiful vintage '70s Jean of California illusion cocktail dress adorned with black Chantilly lace.
There is set in sheer black nylon on the bodice for the illusion look so skin can show through. Hard to find sheer cap sleeves which are always so feminine.
Huge Chantilly lace appliques on the bodice as well as the back. Princess seaming front and back for a slimming look. I love how the dress was cut under the princess seams with a triangular set in piece of fabric to give it a bit of fullness. (Shown in full length front view of lightened photo.)
Some of the photos have been lightened so the detail may be seen.
The back of the dress is just as beautiful with more sheer nylon on the top back with a long metal zipper under that. Thread hook and eyes above that. It was hard to see the top thread hook because of the dress being black but if it is not there, it can be hooked onto a thread of the Chantilly lace which will work. Dress is lined in a silky fabric. Vintage pinked seams in the dress. Long ribbons inside the dress to hang it on a hanger which is so helpful.
Very sophisticated and perfect for the holidays!
By: Jean of California
Approximate Measurements – This means the measurements of the item listed – not of your own figure. You must be a few inches smaller than the measurements shown.
Size: No tag so go by the measurements
Hips: 34 - 36 stretched so one's measurements must be SEVERAL INCHES smaller than these
Length: 43 - 44
Fabric: No tag but feels like a silky crepe-like fabric
Care: No tag so would probably dry clean
Condition: Very good - small separation on the back left hand shoulder which could be pulled together with a needle & thread - would not be that noticeable at night - easy fix - the binding has pulled away from the nylon on the end of one of the sleeves but it would be easy to pull together with a needle and thread - some store soiling on one sleeves and on skirt lower front which should come out with a cleaning which you would want to do anyhow before wearing (shown in photo)
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