1950's Beaded Grapevine Motif Sequin Hand Knit Wool Hourglass Dress


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1950's Beaded Grapevine Motif Sequin Hand Knit Wool Hourglass Dress

$550.00 USD

ID: 0117213

Size: small

Condition: Excellent

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This is an incredible late 1950's Saks Fifth Avenue hand-knit ivory cocktail that is completely covered in iridescent sequins & sparkling beadwork. The textured stretch knit has a way of hugging the body that is infinitely flattering. The sleeveless bodice has an elegant square-neck plunge to show off your collarbone. I love the hourglass nipped-waist wiggle skirt silhouette. The entire garment is completely covered in hand-sewn, 3-dimensional novelty grapevines. Sparkling rhinestones add the perfect touch. It is definitely one of the more intricate beaded pieces I have ever seen from this time period and so timeless.

Measurements (varies due to stretch knit)
Bust: 32-36 inches
Waist: up to 28 inches
Hips: up to 40 inches
Total Length: 42 inches

This late 1950's "Masterpieces-British Empire" labeled designer cocktail dress sold at Saks Fifth Avenue is in excellent condition with no rips or holes. Slips over the head with no additional closure. The top bust looks to have been expertly taken in two inches and this can be let out to original cup size if desired. Only sign of wear are some faint spots which are not noticeable when worn. Please message for detailed pictures. This rare garment is over 60 years old and is truly stunning.