A purple gown is a rare thing these days and this dress is as regal and royal as it gets. If you love big hair, shag pile carpets and a sunken loungeroom this is the beauty for you. Wear it with a large pair of gold Chandelier earrings and you'll be all set. The main attraction is the detail at the front waist, which looks like chain but is actually an outstanding piece of wide gold braid, which the front bodice and skirt gather into. Long sleeves tapered to the wrist, a back zipper and slim fit at the back The fabric is a polyester viscose jersey and while there is some stretch, it doesn't have the give of modern elastane. The label is ""Essence of Elegance"" and although I can't confirm the country of origin , I do believe it's Australian made.
The hem has been altered and has been shortened and so there is an extra 4 cms that can be let down. The dress is in very good condition. I did resew the zipper as it had popped some stitches.
Bust measure 118 cms
Waist measures 80 cms
Hip is open because of the fullness at the front
Length from the waist is 102 cms
Shoulder length 13.5 cms
Sleeve length 61 cms
Upper sleeve measurement 40 cms
Wrist width 24 cms