Vintage Hand Crocheted Shell Stitch Coat & Dress Maxi 1970s Gold 36-30-38
This unique vintage piece was hand made for the owner out of a heavy gold rayon cord. The vintage dress consists of a sleeveless dress ( the sleeves aware removed abut are still included, could be sewn back on if you desire). The dress has a shell stitch bodice with self covered buttons and an inner waist band. It would look stunning over a black or brown, maybe even dark red cat suit, or a slip.
The skirt is full and the stitch looks kind of like a paisley. The coat is slim, slightly A line with covered buttons all the way down. I'm not sure of the stitch, but it is stunning.
I was told that when the owner had them made it cost over $1000 for each piece. Both are unlined. Warning: they are really heavy! It is one of a kind and versatile. AND, no one else on the face of this earth will have one like it!
Marked Size: none, it does stretch, and though the measurements indicate about a 5/6, the model is a 10.
Sleeve from shoulder: 22”
Sleeve from underarm: 16”
Length (shoulder to hem): 55”
DRESS Marked Size: none
Length (shoulder to waist): 19”
Length (waist to hem): 35”
CONDITION: Excellent – with small lipstick mark on waistline