1960s Navy Blue & White Polka Dot Smocked Maxi Dress
The perfect 1960s maxi dress featuring a timeless dark navy & white polka dot print, short sleeves and gorgeous smocked bodice, plus a long, flowing skirt. Looks lovely worn with flat sandals to the farmers market or dressed up with heels for a night out! Bodice is double-lined but semi-sheer, skirt is fully lined but semi-sheer as well, zipper closure at back with hook & eye at top.
A note about the Neiman Marcus tag: I usually find these sewn into the seam and accompanied by a designer label. I was a bit suspicious when I first examined this dress, though I did find other examples of ready to wear from the same era with tags on the selvedge. I would have liked to have also found an ad to back this up, but could not. All in all, it's a well-made, high quality dress, but this is worth noting.
MEASUREMENTS: (taken with garment lying flat; bust, waist & hips doubled for your convenience) →shoulder to shoulder: 16 inches →bust: 32 inches (some give here due to elastic smocking) →waist: 28 inches →hips: 44 inches →bodice length: 12.5 inches →overall length: 56 inches →armscye: 8 inches →sleeve length: 8.5 inches
ESTIMATED SIZE: X-Small to Small; meant to be fitted in bust and loose everywhere else.
CONDITION: Very good vintage condition with no significant flaws; the zipper is a bit sticky with disuse but completely functional. Please keep in mind this is a vintage garment, which means minor signs of wear are to be expected. Any significant flaws are always noted in the description. All garments are mended, cleaned and ready to wear unless otherwise noted.
COLOR: Very, very dark navy blue (I thought it was black until I photographed it under the lights!) with white polka dots.
MORE INFORMATION: By Neiman Marcus. No contents labels, but appears to be made of cotton, perhaps a cotton-linen blend. Lightweight, airy fabric with a stiffer handfeel, but it's a LOT of fabric and weighs more than a pound! Hand wash or dry clean.
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