Thick floral lace that's more sophisticated than sweet, in a long-sleeved, V-neck gown trimmed in extra-wide passementerie braid. Inverted pleats extend from empire waist to hem, front and back, creating a neo-classical, boho Juliet feel. Long, slim sleeves with single snap closure. Handy side pockets formed from the sheer, smooth organza-like full lining add no bulk and are completely invisible. Back scoop neck.
Would make a wonderful wedding dress -- one that you could actually wear again. Beautifully constructed. Dressmaker details include snap bra stays, front bodice center weight, double bust darts, pinked seams, and hand finishing. Nylon Talon back zip with top and waist hook&eyes. Union made in the U.S.A. in the 1960s. From the Pam B. estate.
Labels: Lillie Rubin, 1963-'74 ILGWU label
background, with help from the VFG: Lillie Rubin, founded in 1946, was a women's upscale specialty clothing store chain selling mostly special-occasion and evening wear.
Fiber/Care: unmarked, feels like cotton-blend lace over synthetic (polyester and/or nylon) organza, feels wonderful, and (best part!) it's washable
Condition: close-up photography revealed a pinhead-sized spot on the upper left arm and on the lower skirt front right passementerie. both are inconspicuous.
*This dress is freshly laundered and ready to wear.*
- Cecelia measures 33.5"/85cm around her bust,
27"/68.5cm just beneath her bust at her ribs, and
this dress just fits her with no room to spare -
bodice: 13" to center of empire waist trim
bust: 32" plus double darts (see note, above)
empire waist (ribs below bust): 26.5"/67.25cm at
center of trim
length: 56"/142.25cm shoulder to hem on front
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(BDV SKU: 00458-001)