1960s Teal Blue Floral Three Quarter Sleeve Dress

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Superb example of an early 1960s day dress but could just as easily be worn in more formal settings or as a cocktail dress. Cut in a beautifully iridescent teal blue silk feel fabric, it has a high, rounded neckline, with three quarter length sleeves. The print is comprised of yellow, white and lilac purple roses in an almost painterly style against a deep teal and black background. The dress fastens down the rear with the original metal zip, concealed by a placket. It has a fine braided cord waistband, and is gathered at the waist to create volume. The inside of the skirt has a separately lined petticoat in a soft cream calico type material, which helps to emphasise the contrast between the fitted bodice and full skirt.

The dress is in excellent vintage condition, with no flaws or stains to note - it looks barely worn. It would best fit a size 4-6 UK, or 0-2 US. Unlabelled but excellent manufactured quality and was probably a wholesale design for a high end UK department store.

Bust - 32 in. (81.3 cm)
Waist - 23 in. (58.4 cm)
Hip - 40 in. (101.6 cm)
Length - 38 in. (96.5 cm)
Shoulders - 16 in. (46.6 cm)