* GORGEOUS VINTAGE CELO MERRY WIDOW FROM ARGENTINA ILLUSION BLACK SATIN & SHEER RUFFLE BUSTIER W HUGE FABRIC ROSE
Just a gorgeous vintage black sparkling beaded Merry Widow bustier from Argentina!
A beautifully made foundation with a sheer net illusion look with alternating sheer ruffles with black satin ruffles. Black sparkling faceted beads sprinkled over the front and one side for a glamorous look. Decorated on the lower front with a large black ruffled rose with the same sheer and satin ruffles.
Straps are adjustable but not removeable and can be tucked inside if one wants to wear it strapless or cut off. 14 hooks and eyes on the back for closure. Elastic along the lower bottom of the foundation so it will stay in place. A total of 9 boning stays to help keep the merry widow up and smooth but 1 stay is missing. They can be purchased on Etsy as I did see there is a few sellers selling them for very little money or just leave it as it is as it is really unnecessary since you have the other ones
I purchased this gorgeous Merry Widow decades ago and never wore it but possibly someone else did and I do not blame them as it is really beautiful!
By: Celo - Made in Argentina
Tag says "Extremely delicate garment" so it needs special care to keep it in good condition.
Size: Small and EUR Size 36 (could not find the US equivalent of this but this Merry Widow is for a very small person) - just fit my size 6 model who has measurements of "Bust 34.2 Waist: 25.2 Hips: 35.7"
Care: Hand wash & no iron or dryer because of the tiny beads, no bleach
Condition: Very good - it looks as though it may not have been worn or if so very little. One of the cloth slots where one stay is has come open at the bottom. Could use a few stitches to close bottom - easy fix.
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