60s Satin and Lace Wedding Gown - xs, sm

SKU: 00558-001

From the 1960s, a cream satin wedding gown with wide scoop neck, short sleeves, and a sleek, figure-flattering princess cut with a slightly A-line skirt. Horsehair at hem for a bit of shape. Fully lined. Wear the detachable train in its original watteau position at the shoulders or at the waist as we've demonstrated. Bustle or remove it for the reception, as desired.

If you prefer a shorter train or none at all, use its extensive yardage to create a shrug, wrap, or capelet; a headpiece or hat, a dress for your flower girl or MOH; or a Christening gown for your future babies (I'm thinking ahead!). 

Note that we have used only clips and straight pins to show the various ways the train could be arranged. Currently, the only hooks and eyes are at the train interior and behind the lace at the upper back. A seamstress can easily create any train/bustle arrangement or other solution to suit your taste.

Labels: none - home sewn

Fiber/Care: no tags, synthetic satin with cotton blend lace, dry-clean

Condition: a few minor dings, as shown. the original hooks and eyes that attach the train are rusty and should be removed (easily snipped from the interior). note that those on the dress itself don't show as they are concealed by the lace at the upper back) and those on the train are not visible. The train has one tiny rust spot (likely permanent) and a few diffuse smudges (may lift with cleaning). one of the button loops is frayed, which does not show when the dress is buttoned (all 36 buttons+loops are present and functional). priced low because feeling pretty on your wedding day shouldn't require going into debt.

*This dress is fresh and quite clean, but we'd recommend an additional cleaning before your big day as it will likely lift the few smudges. It will also need a good steaming after shipping, of course.*

Garment Measurements:
- please check your own measurements, or those of a similarly cut dress that fits you well, against those provided below, remembering you'll want some room to breathe. there's at least 2" of seam allowance at the bodice that you could let out -

 shoulders: 13"/33cm
 sleeve length: 10"/25.5cm
 sleeve circumference: 12"/30.5cm
 bust: 32"/81.25cm + a bit from seams, with
  at least 2"/5cm of seam allowance to let out
 ribs (below bust): 27.75"/70.5cm
 waist: ~27"/68.5cm
 hips: ~37"/94cm
 length: 56.5"/143.5cm at front, ~1"/2.5cm more at back
 length at center seam: 88" (2.4 yd) / 223.5cm (2.2m)
 width at wide edge: 96"/244cm

(BDV SKU: 00558-001)

Our items are not newly manufactured "vintage style" pieces. They are true vintage, at least 20 years old. Please read condition report provided above.

Note to International Customers: Significant overages in shipping fees (where applicable) will be refunded. Dress weighs 3.25 lbs. You are responsible for any taxes or import fees.

~ Proud member of the Vintage Fashion Guild ~ 


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