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Byzantine Cream Jeweled Silk Modesty-Dressing Panel Skirt Wedding Gown – M, 1968



A wedding gown that takes modest fashion to new heights, this columnar maxi dress chastely covers every inch of skin but oozes stature, grace and regality thanks to Byzantine-era jeweling around the neck and wrists. Added opulence provided by the free-hanging front panel skirt whose edges and center are adorned in matching jewels. Best of all, the gown remains appropriate eveningwear even AFTER the wedding is over. (And it has pockets!) Cream maxi gown with high mock neck, bust darts and tapered sleeves; 2 ¾” inset cummerbund waistband with gentle gathers above and below. Straight skirt with 11 ¼” side vents and slash fingertip pockets; additional free-hanging front panel from waist to ankle. Panel skirt features bead- and jewel-crusted trim around all edges and down center; matching jeweled detail around throat and wrists. Rear metal zipper closure with two hooks and loops at rear neck, plus another three at rear waist; zippered wrists with single hook and eye at top. Hand-finished; lined in matching cream acetate. fabric: heavyweight double-knit silk, acetate noteworthy: dry clean only alterations: none condition: very good with two extremely faint spots on right front thigh and left elbow, plus discrete perspiration stains at underarms measurements: neckline: 7” diameter, 15 ¾” circumference (closed); 1 ½” tall shoulders: 15 ¼” sleeve: 22 ½” from shoulder, 17” from underarm sleeve circumference: 12 ½” at upper arm, 8” at wrist (when zipped closed) bust: 39 ½” waist: 28” bodice length: 16” from shoulder to bottom waistband seam, 8” from underarm to bottom waistband seam hips: 38” skirt length: 38” total length: 54” from shoulder, 56” from rear neck, 46” from underarm sweep: 43” (vents closed) hem: 2 ½” label: no label present size: no size tag present; comparable to modern size medium


  • Dimensions
    Marked Size: none; comparable to size M (US)Bust: 39.5 in (100.33 cm)Waist: 28 in (71.12 cm)Hip: 38 in (96.52 cm)Shoulder to Hem: 54 in (137.16 cm)
  • Style
    Column (In the Style Of)
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Two extremely faint spots on right front thigh and left elbow, plus discrete perspiration stains at underarms.
  • Seller Location
    Tucson, AZ
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 0802.14.0041stDibs: LU864310492912

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