Gold Sequin and Ice Blue Beaded Dress
Brand Embers /Cinders
This dress gives me major feels. It reminds me of so many similar Hong Kong beaded dresses of the era, and the fab wool sequin stretch dresses of Gene Shelly-- but the dazzling combination of gold and icy blue sequins, the cut-out neck with "T" back in an era where so many similar dresses leaned towards coverage with thick straps or had sleeves-- all of this really gives the piece a modern edge, despite the fact the dress is pushing 60 years of age (that's officially eligible for a senior discount at Denny's, I'll have you know!).
And don't even get me started on the craftsmanship of the dress; It is so extremely well made, each stitch, each affixed sequin and glimmering jewel bearing witness to the handiwork of a very gifted, hardworking sewer and era of extraordinary craftsmanship.
But back to the incredible details: this stunner is not just sleeveless, but features a criss-cross collar in sparkling light blue beads and crystals, while the back of the dress has a large cut-out and sultry t-strap back.
Tailored and fitted through the bust and the bodice, with a pencil skirt, for most heights the dress hits above the knee and is rendered in predominantly gold sequins. We're talking strong golden-goddess-meets-sassy-mod-ice-queen vibes on this beauty.
Of course the dress is fully lined in a sumptuous, silky fabric that feels divine against the skin with a center back nylon coil zipper.
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ERA / 1960s
LABEL / Chez Royale, Made in Hong Kong
COLOR / Gold with icy blue neck and t-back.
MATERIAL / Marked 100% rayon, dripping with gold sequins and vibrant, icy blue crystals.
CONDITION / Excellent, no issues
SIZE / Approximate modern Medium.
Please see measurements below for a better idea of fit.
FIT / Beautifully tailored hourglass silhouette through the bust and waist with collared neck and open "T" back.
MEASUREMENTS / Chest - 36" / Waist - 30" / Hips - 40" / Length - 37"