1960s Vintage Silk Green & Purple Striped Sharkskin Cocktail Dress
Wonderful vintage 60s evening maxi dress with gorgeous jewel colours in emerald green and purple striped raw silk. Green bodice with scooped neckline that sits slightly lower on the back, and is curved up at the front to elongate the appearance of the skirt, giving a flattering length to the leg.
- 3/4 length sleeves decorated with frills in the striped silk.
- Rear metal zip fastening.
- Made by Donerica of Mayfair London, very posh!
- Beautiful emerald green and purple mohair silk, sharkskin.
- Maxi dress.
Measurements laid flat edge to edge: pictured on a 36" bust mannequin
- Bust 36"
- Waist 28"
- Shoulders 16"
- Shoulder to waist length 14"
- Waist to hem 40"
- Excellent condition.
Vintage sizing is very different to modern day sizes, they usually are at least 2 sizes smaller depending on the era of manufacture. So to ensure a good fit please go by the measurements provided. I measure the garment laid flat edge to absolute edge then double, which give the maximum, you will need to measure your own clothes to compare sizing
All items will be sold 'As Is'. Most items are either; dry cleaned,steam cleaned, hand washed or put through the washer unless they arrive in good order or are too old and fragile or otherwise noted.
If they're likely to have attracted a moth then they go straight in the freezer for a few days to kill eggs, this is especially so with fur.
We describe these items to the best of our ability. We check each item carefully and will try to list any notable flaws. These are vintage items and wear consistent with age is normal and should be expected.
Items may be larger or smaller than my mannequin or model and may be clipped or pinned to show fit.
1. PRISTINE :
In our opinion vintage garment possibly in original packaging, never used. – mint condition as new and may have original labels or in original packaging These items will not be unpacked or washed as it would compromise their originality, therefore they may have fading, staining or other issues from years of storage.
The item has been worn but is in a perfect or near perfect vintage condition.
3. VERY GOOD :
Worn, with some general, but minimal signs of wear.
4. GOOD :
Will show signs of wear possibly needing a small repair or missing a button.
5. WORN :
Well worn with signs of wear such as a tear, several missing buttons or areas of staining.
6. POOR :
Not fit for wear, but a useful item for research or display.