• 60's Couture Victorian Revival Purple Velvet Long Sleeve Dress
  • 60's Couture Victorian Revival Purple Velvet Long Sleeve Dress
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60's Couture Victorian Revival Purple Velvet Long Sleeve Dress$180.00

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extra small - small

What a unique dress! This beauty was hand made by a California fashion designer in the 1960's. She made it as a one-of-a-kind, special piece for herself. It's Victorian Revival silhouette is truly unique with corset-like style lines that flatter the waistline, unique pleating at the elbows of the sleeves, and a high collar / deep-v neckline. The dress was fashioned out of a buttery smooth deep lavender velvet and a hand crocheted lace-motif trim. There is a hidden zipper closure in the back. No details were spared..it has hidden pockets at the side seam and even the inside has hidden lace trimming!


Excellent condition with no rips or stains. Comes from a smoke free home.

Fun side note: It was sewn with a Talon zipper which was the first zipper manufacturing company, founded in 1893. The company flourished through the 1960s when it is estimated that 7 out of every 10 zippers were Talon zippers. Talon dominated the zipper marketuntil the 1980's, when Japanese manufacturer YKK seized the zipper throne and has held it since.


Total Length - 47"

Bust (pit to pit when flat) - 17 1/4"

Waist (flat) - 13 1/2"

Hips (flat) - 21"

Sleeve Opening (flat) - 3 7/8"

Bottom Opening (flat) - 33"

Fit note:

It fits like a small but is not stretchy. Due to the silhouette a bust or hip larger than a small could fit, but the waist is very fitted for a small...see measurements above.


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