Gold Tinsel Party Dress
This golden, sparkling number is sure to get some engines revving. And this treasure is in deadstock, new-with-out tags condition, to boot!
Dress is a tank style with a deep scoop neck and with hourglass tailoring through the bodice, this dress was made for showing off curves (albeit with a little --ahem-- A LOT of golden glitter on top).
The dress has a pencil skirt and a tiny slit at the back of the skirt.
THE FABRIC is the sparkliest (?) of all the sparkly. It is a thick, plush eyelash tinsel in 24k gold tone. The fabric has a texture that lends itself well to creating a kind of depth of sparkle rarely found in party or formal dresses of this era. Needless to say, the piece is stunning when the lights hit it. The dress was challenging to photograph under our set lights for this reason, as the fabric gathers and reflects light, if enough spotlights are pointed a this dress it simply looks like a glowing. golden orb, i.e. sun.
And unlike some of the eyelash tinsel items we've had in our stock previously, it doesn't shed (though leaving a trail of golden sparkles in my wake doesn't seem like the worst thing, either).
The dress is fully lined with a center back nylon coil zipper.
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ERA / 1960s
LABEL / Mel-Aire
COLOR / Gold
MATERIAL / Tinsel (eyelash tinsel) and acetate lining,
CONDITION / Excellent, like new condition.
SIZE / Small to Medium
FIT / Darted bust and hourglass waist.
MEASUREMENTS / Chest - 34" - 36" / Waist - 28" / Hips - 38" / Length - 39"