VINTAGE SCARLET VELVET & BROCADE EVENING GOWN ADORNED WITH A VELVET ROSE,TRAILING LEAF & BUD - PERFECT FOR VALENTINE'S DAY
The color are striking together in a scarlet velvet & an off white brocade - the bodice fabric is velvet or velveteen & it does have a nap to it - the skirt is a heavy off white brocade with a silvery flower or leaf design - there is a beautiful sheen to the fabric when it is turned from side to side - i love the huge 4-¾” velvet rose with green leaves & hanging satin ties with a bud & leaf hanging from them
The bodice is lined in taffeta & the skirt is lined in a heavy fabric to give it a good shape - wide pleats around the front & back waist give the skirt fullness - long back zipper - vintage pinked seams - international ladies‘ garment workers union tag inside seam
Just a beautiful velvet & brocade evening dress perfect for a winter formal affair or cruise
By: no tag
Size: vintage size 13 so go by the measurements
Bust: 36 - 37-½ stretched tight
Waist: 26 unstretched with no give
Hips: 58 but you don‘t want to stretch to the max as that would open up the pleats too much & would no hang properly
Fabric: no tag but velvet & brocade
Care: dry clean
Condition: very good - a small 1/3 x ½” spot n the back of the dress which may come out with a cleaning which looks worse in the photos than in real life - probably would not be noticeable if dress is worn at night which it will be - some soiling to the inside hem which no one will see & should come out with a cleaning
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Please remember that unless specified all items have been used and will show varying signs of use or wear. We always list the obvious imperfections to the best of our abilities. However, some slight imperfections that will not show or affect wearing or using the item may slip by or not be considered worth mentioning.
Vintage nightgowns & peignoirs may be delicate so I do not wash them in the machine. I wash them in lukewarm water with Woolite or some other mild soap, then rinse & hang dripping wet in the shower.
Since these are vintage items, a bit of extra care needs to be taken with them so they remain beautiful & I definitely would never put a vintage nightgown or a peignoir in the dryer as it would ruin it.
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