1960s vintage heavily embellished black cocktail dress
bodice of Little Black Dress with lots of white beading and rhinestones
back view, 60s black sheath with extensive white beading and bling
close up detail, intense embellishment with beads, prongset rhinestones, and dangles
side view, 60s black cocktail dress with white beaded bodice
close up showing a rare missing bead
close up view, hand stitched hem of 60s cocktail dress
label of 60s cocktail dress: Littler Seattle Pebble Beach
1960s vintage heavily embellished black cocktail dress
bodice of Little Black Dress with lots of white beading and rhinestones
back view, 60s black sheath with extensive white beading and bling
close up detail, intense embellishment with beads, prongset rhinestones, and dangles
side view, 60s black cocktail dress with white beaded bodice
close up showing a rare missing bead
close up view, hand stitched hem of 60s cocktail dress
label of 60s cocktail dress: Littler Seattle Pebble Beach

60s Cocktail Dress Women's Vintage LBD Beaded Bodice Rhinestone Embellishment Small to Medium

$ 175.00 Sale Save

This vintage 1960s cocktail dress is so chic, and with plenty of bling! The overall silhouette is a fitted waisted sheath. The sleeveless bodice is gently fitted - it has a soft rolled collar. The straight skirt is softly pleated for ease at the front waist. The entire bodice is encrusted in a vining pattern of white glass beads, some of them dangling pendants, along with prongset rhinestones and glass sequins (I've never seen those before).

SIZE: No size label

 Measurements Inches Centimeters
Bust 37" 94
Waist 26" 66
Hips 39" 99
Bodice length from shoulder seam to waist 16" 40.5
Skirt length waist to hem 21" 53.25
Sweep 40" 101.5

FABRIC/COLORS: The dress is black, the beading is white. Fabrics are finely woven, most likely rayon or a rayon blend based on a fiber burn tests. The collar is chiffon. Both bodice and skirt are fully lined.

TAGS: Littler, Seattle, Pebble Beach. Littler's was considered by many to be the finest clothing shop in Seattle. The Pebble Beach California shop was added in 1953, probably because the founder was an avid golfer who became friends with Hollywood celebrity golfers like Bob Hope and Bing Crosby. Littler was family owned from 1932 until 1965 when Anson "Bob" Littler retired and sold to a NY based firm that was later acquired by Hart Schaffner & Marx.

CLOSURES: A long metal zipper down the back

CONDITION: No stains, holes or tears. I do find a few small areas where a little bit of the bling seems to be missing - see closeup. The rest of the beading looks stable and well attached.

This dress is heavy! The package will weigh nearly 3 pounds.