VINTAGE VELVET ILLUSION HARLEQUIN EVENING GOWN WITH A GORGEOUS BACK
It's time to start thinking about Christmas parties and New Years Eve!
From Wikipedia and my thanks to them:
"Harlequin print is a repeating pattern of contrasting diamonds or elongated squares standing on end.Harlequin fabric was popularized in 1944 when Adele Simpson presented the harlequin print in a bold diamond design on the town suits she created. The Harlequin print became particularly popular again in the 1960s, appearing on underwear, umbrellas, pajamas, ski wear, maternity clothes, and hosiery."
Unfortunately, the manufacturer's label was cut out of the dress but I can tell from the way the dress was beautifully made that is was an expensive dress. The modified sweetheart bodice is trimmed with sparkling metallic gold embroidery on the edges. There are diamond shaped pieces of velvet surrounding the neckline. The black velvet diamonds of fabric alternate with illusion sheer nylon diamonds with a nude lining underneath Princess seaming front and back for a slimming look. Sheer black nylon sleeves with velvet diamonds of fabric and again trimmed with metallic embroidered threads. The back is fabulous with a huge diamond shape cut out. 2 hooks and eyes at the top of the back with a zipper underneath the cutout. A 22-3/4" open kick pleat in back for a glimpse of a lovely leg.
Fully and beautifully lined with no exposed seams. Shoulder pads in the dress which could be removed. Dress is heavy from all the fabric.
An absolutely exquisitely evening gown for a cruise, mother of the bride or groom, any formal affair or those holiday and perfect for New Years Eve parties when you want to look fabulous.
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Size: No size tag but go by the measurements for a good fit
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.
Bust: 36 stretched tight
Waist: 28 - 29
Sleeve from neck: 30
Hips: 35 - maybe 36 but this is the dress measurement not your hip size
Length: Appx 61 - 62
Fabric: Velvet & nylon
Care: Dry clean
Condition: Very good - a double pinhead hole on the back of the dress about hip level near the side seam on the left. Could be pulled together or just left as no one would notice because the dress is dark.
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