1960s Plus size Mr. Blackwell Custom knit and sequined dress. Incredible beading, rhinestones, sequins and teardrop "pearls" at the collar and cuffs. I'm sure this dress was intended for cocktail wear but I would SO wear it to work. Chic and very versatile. Wearable day or night. Back hidden metal Talon zipper. Short slits at the cuff for tapered fit. Back kick pleat. Beautiful brown crepe lining.
From the man who presided over the "Worst Dressed List" for decades!
Marked Size: Unmarked. Custom/Plus (see dimensions below).
**Please check the measurements provided below before purchasing. Vintage clothing sizes often fit much smaller than modern sizes.**
Dimensions (clothing is measured flat and unstretched):
* Bust: 22” (doubled = 44")
* Waist: 17" (doubled = 34")
* Hips: 19" (doubled = 38")
* Length: 40"
* Other: Sleeves: 19”/Kick Pleat: 6”
Brand: Mr. Blackwell Custom
Origin: Unmarked. But likely Made in USA.
Condition: Good for age. Beading is perfect. A few small bits (see photos). Plenty of reserve fabric in the hem for restoration.
* Dress: Wool
* Lining: Brown Crepe
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