AMAZING vintage couture designer dress, early 70s/late 60s sheath style, is soft yellow overlaid with pale lime green lace netting. Designer boutique dress, very nicely made. Betty Draper, Summer 1970?
This lovely & unique dress does not seem mass produced ~ appears handmade/individually sewn.
I just want to gush over this dress, it's so cool...
Main body of dress is soft pale yellow.
Completely overlaid with layer of pastel green netting/lace with large floral lace pattern & scalloped lace edging.
Wide neckline (boatneck) and sleeveless.
Simple sheath cut in front, with bustline shaped by darts horizontal & vertical (see photos).
BACK INTEREST: Buttons in back, with four covered buttons down to waist.
Dropped waistline in back, with horizontal seam above back of hips.
From that dropped waistline, two panels of the lace fall loosely. See the photos.
Really just gorgeous.
Completely lined, in a muslin fabric.
Approx 2" hem, handsewn with bias ribbon inside.
I would call this Excellent vintage condition, considering the age and delicacy of the dress, but there are a few small flaws to note (which is why the price is lower than would be otherwise :)
SEE LAST PHOTO:
On front bust, small light brown spots on yellow fabric can be seen through netting. Not very noticeable but visible.
Inside the neckline, on yellow fabric, there are some light brown spots. These do NOT show through on outside.
Lower front ~ two small tears in netting.
Lower left side, near seam ~ small tear in netting.
Lace in back of skirt ~ small tear in edging lace.
Possibly, all of tears could be repaired, and POSSIBLY the stains could be removed professionally. But sold as is, because I just don't know. But dress is still beautiful and wearable!
Maker label: HOWARD WOLF
Fabric: Unknown, no label.
I think the yellow fabric is a synthetic. It looks and feels much like silk. But I snipped a tiny piece from an inside seam to do a burn test, and based on this I think it is a vintage synthetic fiber.
No care tag. Recommend hand wash cold or gentle wash cold, line dry.
Size tag: None. My mannequin is about a 6, and dress fits it well. So dress is probably a current 4/6, depending on how snug a fit you desire.
PLEASE USE MEASUREMENTS BELOW to determine size and fit for you.
It is best to compare measurements with garments you own that fit you well.
Length from shoulder to hem: approx 38"
Width across bust, at bottom of arm openings with dress laid flat: approx 17"
Width across waist: approx 16"
Width across hips: approx 18"
Questions welcomed, feel free to convo me.
My vintage items are usually gently worn. I carefully examine each piece and note any flaws, but there may be some normal signs of gentle wear.
>>> PLEASE do ask any and all questions before you buy. I will answer as many questions as you have! <<<