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Manufacturer: UNKNOWN VINTAGE DESIGNER
IT IS A SHAME THAT SOMEONE REMOVED THE LABEL FROM THIS DRESS BEFORE I BOUGHT IT BECAUSE I AM SURE IT WOULD HAVE BEEN A RECONIZED DESIGNER'S NAME. YOU OFTEN SEE BEADED AND SEQUIN DRESSES THAT ARE STRAIGHT, BUT WHEN DO YOU SEE THEM WITH A FULL GATHERED SKIRT? THERE WAS JUST NO GETTING A DECENT PHOTO OF THIS DRESS BECAUSE OF ALL THE SPARKLE OF THE SEQUINS, BUT IT IS A SUPERB VINTAGE PARTY DRESS. (THE COLOR IS TOO LIGHT DUE TO FLASH IN THE LAST 3 PICTURES.)

THIS BEAUTIFUL DRESS IS TOTALLY DEMURE, BUT ITS IMPACT IS ELEGANT AND CLASSY LIKE GRACE KELLY. HIGHEST QUALITY CONSTRUCTION. IT IS MADE ENTIRELY OF SEQUINS, PRIMARILY IN BRONZE BROWN AND BLACK. BLACK ACCENTS THE TOP AND BOTTOM AND STRIPED AREAS. SEE THE ADDITIONAL PHOTOS TO GET A LITTLE BETTER IDEA.

SOFT GATHERS GIVE THE FULL SKIRT A BEAUTIFUL LINE. THE SILKY LINING ADDS BODY AND FEELS WONDERFULLY SOFT. THE LONG SLEEVES AND HIGH NECKLINE ARE EDGED IN BLACK SATIN FOR COMFORT. THE NECKLINE CLOSES WITH HOOKS AND EYES. THE SLEEVES SNAP SHUT AND HAVE 2 SELF-COVERED BUTTONS ON THE CUFF. THE DRESS FASTENS IN BACK WITH A LONG BLACK METALLIC ZIPPER, WHICH HELPS AUTHENTICATE THE DATE OF THE DRESS, BEFORE PLASTIC ZIPPERS WERE USED.

THIS IS SHOWN ON A VINTAGE SIZE 8 - 10 MANNEQUIN. PLEASE CHECK A DRESS THAT FITS YOU AND COMPARE ITS MEASUREMENTS TO THESE.

MEASUREMENTS IN INCHES TAKEN FLAT:
BUST: 34
WAIST: 26
HIPS: LOOSE FITTING FULL SKIRT
LENGTH FROM CENTER BACK TO WAISTLINE: 17
LENGTH FROM WAISTLINE TO HEM: 26
OVERALL LENGTH IN BACK FROM BOTTOM OF THE COLLAR TO THE HEM: ALMOST 42
UNDERARM SEAM TO UNDERARM SEAM IN BACK: 17
SLEEVE LENGTH FROM THE TOP OF THE SHOULDER SEAM TO END OF CUFF: 24

IF YOU HAVE ANY DOUBTS THIS WILL FIT, ESPECIALLY IF YOU ARE AT ALL WORRIED ABOUT THE SIZE BEING TOO SMALL, YOU SHOULD KNOW THERE IS NO WAY I CAN SEE TO MAKE IT LARGER.

IT IS PERFECT FOR A COCKTAIL PARTY, FORMAL EVENING OUT AT THE THEATRE, OR ANY HOLIDAY CELEBRATION. NO ONE ELSE WILL HAVE A DRESS LIKE THIS. ALL EYES WILL BE LOOKING AT GORGEOUS, ELEGANT, SPARKLY YOU IF YOU WALK IN WEARING THIS SPECIAL NUMBER!

CONDITION OVERALL IS VERY FINE. THERE ARE A FEW MISSING SEQUINS JUST BELOW THE SEAM OF THE WAIST IN BACK, WHICH I NEVER NOTICED UNTIL NOW AS I TOOK MEASUREMENTS. IF YOU WEAR A BELT OR A RIBBON SASH IT WOULD NEVER BE SEEN. I REALLY DON'T THINK IT WOULD BE NOTICED EVEN WITHOUT A BELT DUE TO THE EXTREMELY DENSE VOLUME OF SEQUINS, BUT YOU COULD VERY EASILY ADD ADDITIONAL SEQUINS, IF YOU PREFER. THIS IS VERY MINOR AND I MENTION IT ONLY BECAUSE I WORK HARD TO DESCRIBE ITEMS AS CAREFULLY AS POSSIBLE FOR ACCURACY.

THIS ELEGANT DRESS IS UNIQUE AND TRULY FINE. IT IS ONE OF MY FAVORITES, AND IT WILL BE YOURS TOO IF YOU ARE THE LUCKY NEW OWNER.

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