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DATE: Late 50s
LABEL: Only a small red embroidered size tag remains (noting size 40)
MEASUREMENTS: of garment itself laid flat. Please compare to one of your own sweaters that fits you & leave room for comfort.
BUST / CHEST ~~ 44"
CUFFED WAIST ~~ 28" to 36"
SHOULDER ~~ 16" (no pads)
TOP SLEEVE ~~ 20" (beaded cuff doesn't roll back)
TUMMY/TORSO AREA ~~ 40"
LENGTH ~~ 21" from top of shoulder @ collar to bottom edge of cuffed waist
DETAILS: Ornately & heavily beaded black cardie from the late 50s with silks satin lining and grosgrain ribbon inner placket. This closes up the front with black glass buttons (one near bottom has a very slight chip). The heavy beading gives this a bit of weight, but the sweater itself has the light, lofty warmth of cashmere or a cashmere blend.
Sweater and beading are jet black (photos lightened to show glorious details). The beading design is symmetrical down the front in an exotic floral & fauna pattern. There's an asymmetrical beaded swag across the back of the shoulder (about 10" in length), and finally 2 1/2" beaded florals above the wrist of each cuff. There was no skimping when they adorned this beauty!
These real vintage cardies are fancy enough for any special holiday; but they're also wonderful over vintage dresses or simply worn with jeans & a tee.
CONDITION: Excellent - no pilling or moth bites or other issues & all embellishments are present and sound. This arrives clean & ready to wear from a smoke free home.
SHIPPING: Prices shown are for USPS priority mail to US buyers & via USPS 1st class international mail to those abroad.
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