60s Shift Dress & Sweater Set in Aqua Blue - sm

SKU: 00543-001

This early 1960s belted shift dress and sweater set in a medium aqua blue is perfect for three seasons. The unlined dress has a banded neckline, princess seams, bust darts, gusseted short kimono-cut sleeves, and a self-fabric belt to cinch the no-seam waist. Closes at back with a nylon Talon zipper and top hook&eye. The long-sleeve, swing-style cardigan sweater is knit from a slightly fuzzy, ultra-soft wool yarn that is almost certainly cashmere, and lined (except in the sleeves) with silk chiffon. Trimmed at neck, open placket, and ribbed hem with the dress material. Closes with a single, hidden hook&eye at the neck. A favorite from my personal collection.

True color was difficult to capture, but is best described as a bright, medium, turquoise blue. Ever so slightly aqua. A very pretty color.

Labels: Marjorie Montgomery (designer), Leon Frohsin (high-end Atlanta boutique)

Marjorie Montgomery was a Hollywood actress turned fashion designer. Read her story here and at the VFG's Label Resource.

Leon Frohsin (1899-1973) sold women's designer clothing from his upscale Atlanta location on Peachtree Street from the 1930s through the 60s. The son of German Jewish immigrants, Frohsin was the maternal great-uncle of journalist and TV host Katie Couric

Fiber/Care: unmarked, dress is either linen or rayon (most likely a blend), cardigan is cashmere with silk lining, dry-clean

Condition: overall gentle wear, but no flaws to note

*We've had this dress and cardigan sweater set professionally dry-cleaned and it's ready to wear.*

Garment Measurements:
 bust: 35"/89cm plus darts
 waist: 30"/76cm (cinch with belt)
 hips: 36"/91.5cm
 length: 37.5"/95.25cm
CARDIGAN - worn open, measured with front edges touching
 shoulders: 16"/40.5cm
 bust: 35"/89cm
 length: 22.5"/57cm
BELT - 1"/2.5cm x 69"/175.25cm

For reference, this outfit fits me nicely and I measure b: 35.5" (32D), w: 26.5", h: 35.5". If you have similar dimensions, it should work for you, too.

(BDV SKU: 00543-001)

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