This cocktail Dress is in a dark navy nylon plisse with fine gold lurex stripe. The fabric is quite light but there is no give. The bodice is sleeveless with a huge portrait collar that sits out across the shoulders and splits at the back neck. It is fitted to the body with darts. The front bodice is double breasted with glass buttons. Entry to the garment is via a side metal zipper.
The skirt is very full with 2 centre front flared panels and small pleats at the waist. The skirt back is full and flared also with small waist pleats. It has belt loops but no belt present. The dress is photographed with a net petticoat but is not included in the sale.
The brand is Farmers.
For over a century Farmer & Co. was a leading department store in Sydney, beginning as a drapers in the mid 1800's, developing into the department store we know today. Later it became the first business house in Australia to close at 1 p.m. on Saturdays. It was eventually purchased by Grace Bros.
Bust is 110cm
Waist is 84cms
Skirt length is 78 cms.
|1950's Dark navy nylon plisse with a fine gold lurex threadm. Plisse has a fine bubble texture in the surface