50s vintage brown cocktail dress from Jenners of Edinburgh in sheer chiffon over a contrast terracotta lining, featuring a round neckline embellished with sequins and an embroidered lace band to the front and around the hem.
50s vintage brown cocktail dress from Jenners of Edinburgh in sheer chiffon over a contrast terracotta lining, featuring a round neckline embellished with sequins and an embroidered lace band to the front and around the hem. The dress has long sheer sleeves with buttoning cuffs, a pleated skirt and back zip fastening. The original belt is missing, but could be replaced with a brown sash or worn without. The dress is in very good vintage condition apart from a small flaw to the left cuff (see image) which is only noticeable on close inspection.
DESIGNER: Jenners of Edinburgh
CARE: dry clean
CONDITION: very good
SIZE: fits UK14
MEASUREMENTS: underarm-underarm – 20”, waist – 34”, length (nape to hem) – 41”
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Please always refer to the measurements provided in the item description rather than the garment label size, and note that any ‘best fit’ suggestion we make will be based on modern day sizing. By way of example, our own suggested standard size 12 dress has an underarm to underarm measurement of approximately 19" with a waist size of 30".
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