1960s Beaded Sheer Orange Party Dress


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This stunning beaded and sequin covered orange net dress is ready to glitter the night away. An authentic 1960s piece that is still super modern and wearable. It has a gentle V neckline, is sleeveless and has a scalloped hem that comes to points at the edges. The net has some stretch so makes it the perfect figure hugging bodycon dress. The overall texture is made from simple long orange beads in vertical rows with a pink, green and orange toned sequin motif in the centre creating an elongating silhouette.

This dress once belonged to fashionista and intrepid traveller, the late Stella Veitch. Stella was known for her taste for well made, fashionable clothing and her independence as a single woman travelling the globe during a time when it was uncommon for women to do so. We love this dress and the story it tells, imagining it neatly folded in a suitcase journeying through 1960s Africa and the Middle East.

Fits like modern size XS but will fit a S and XXS

Model Georgia is a size Small (S) with 43cm shoulders, 92cm chest, 76cm waist, 97cm hip and can fit this but its a little tight around her lower half

Measurements (lying flat):

Shoulder to shoulder 38-40cm

Underarm to underarm 39-45cm

Waist 40-44cm

Hips 40-44cm

Shoulder to hem 99cm

Label: No label

Provenance: Special collection of Stella Veitch, sourced from NZ

Condition: Very good – the odd bead and sequin has been lost and old repairs and damage have been repaired at both shoulders and reinforced with pale pink mesh