50s 60s Women's Sheath Dress Vintage Aqua Fitted Peplum Drape Details Silk XS VFG
A shimmering (and flattering) jewel of a dress! I believe it is late 1950s or early 60s. The bodice is fitted with darting, and has a boat neckline in front that tapers to a gentle vee in back - sleeveless with a slight cap at the shoulders. The bodice is set into a 2.5" wide waistband, which is accented by a flat self-fabric bow on the right. The straight skirt is fitted with vertical darting, camouflaged in front by a faux wrapped peplum, which seems sarong inspired to me. There is a 2" vertical slit in the center back hem for ease when walking.
SIZE: No size label, but I would call this as a Extra Small. As you can see in the photo of the back of the dress, it would not zip closed on Josephine.
|Bodice length from shoulder seam
FABRIC/COLORS: The fabric is slubbed, light and silky to the touch. A fiber burn test confirms it is silk. The color is a a vibrant shade of turquoise. The dress is fully lined in a lightweight acetate type fabric, muted powder blue.
TAGS: Teri Junior, by Jerry Miller of California
CLOSURES: Long metal zipper down the back
CONDITION: No stains, holes, tears or other issues noted.