60s Cocktail Dress Women's Vintage LBD Beaded Bodice Rhinestone Embellishment Small to Medium VFG
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
|Bodice length from shoulder seam to waist||16"||40.5|
|Skirt length waist to hem||21"||53.25|
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.