This is Karen's wedding dress from 1963. Peau de soie silk dress comes in its original box (we just recently opened it for the first time) with its original detachable chapel train. The beauty of wearing a train for your ceremony without the hassle of a bustle or yards of extra fabric trailing behind you during your reception. Train attaches to the dress with many hooks that attach to thread eyes on the back of the dress at the waist.
On the front of this bodice and trailing down the right side of the skirt you'll find creamy floral appliqué accented with cordé stems and leaves with faux pearls and copper colored glass beads. Pointed sleeves with six matching buttons and loops. The back appear to button up, but it is only decorative and hides a stanch metal zipper closure. Original horsehair hem.
I am often fortunate enough to get wedding dresses directly from the original wearer's family or (as in the case of this dress) straight from the bride herself. Read more about the provenance of this 1963 dress on my web site.
-Hip: Full (56")
-Length from shoulder to waist: 15"
-Length from waist to hem: 39"
-Skirt sweep: 145"
-Sleeve length from shoulder to point: 25" Should hit somewhere in the middle of the back of your hand.
-Width at hem: 84"
There is no room in the narrow seam allowances to make this dress any bigger or longer.
Very Good to Excellent condition rating a 9 out of 10. A loose thread here and there. I believe the glass beads might be slightly discolored as they are not uniform in shade. I just noticed a small yellow spot on the bodice. It's faint enough that a bride willing to wear a vintage dress should be able to overlook.
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