1960s French Couture Floral Satin Dress Suit

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This early 1960s silk satin floral printed dress suit has an attractive floral print in bright shades of cerise pink, red and purple and reminiscent of an impressionist painting. There are some very good quality design details on the dress including the wonderfully shaped and darted bodice, the piped and shaped scoop waistline and knife pleat skirt to emphasise the feminine form. The dress fastens to the rear with the original metal zip. The straps are around 1" wide at their narrowest point.

The matching jacket also has the same wonderful seaming details to echo the lines of the dress bodice and the same square design for the neck. The buttons are beautifully made in matching fabric whilst the sleeves are around elbow length. The set is beautifully lined in a chartreuse green silk fabric on the jacket and a quality pink acetate for the dress. There are no labels remaining but it is very well manufactured and there is a good deal of hand finished work along the seams. Condition wise this suit is in good to very good vintage condition. There are a couple of pinpricks in the fabric (not near bustline) but because of the busy print, these cannot be seen when worn. There is also some age related wear to some of the edging on both the under arms of the dress and the very edge of the back of the jacket neck. This is only seen on very close inspection and would not be noticed when worn. Despite these small flaws the suit presents very beautifully and will fit up to around a size UK 8-10, US 4-6. Perfect for summer weddings, events and Goodwood!


Bust - 36 in (91.4 cm)
Waist - 27 in (68.6 cm)
Hip - 40 in (101.6 cm)
Length - 38.5 in (97.8 cm)
Shoulders - 15 in (38.1 cm)

Bust - 38 in (96.5 cm)
Waist - 31 in (78.7 cm)
Length - 17.5 in (44.5 cm)
Shoulders - 17 in (43.2 cm)