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The perfect vintage St. Patrick’s Day 1960s Shift Dress – comfortable, intense Kelly green linen

The perfect vintage St. Patrick’s Day 1960s Shift Dress – comfortable, intense Kelly green linen

Timewarp back to better times in this comfortable Kelly Green linen shift dress brought to you by the middle of the 1960s. Securely sewn on is a green and white beaded collar.

The label is most interesting, with order number, style, size, and remarks – I wonder if this was a sample piece? Affixed next to the ILGWU union label (dating this dress firmly between 1964-1973).

This dress is lined, the metal zipper works flawlessly, and it is in very good vintage condition. As you can see, there are two small stains on the front and only one bead is missing from the back. The attached lining is pulling away a little at the rear seams by the zipper. I was amazed at the details and workmanship in this fine dress!

Modern size approximately a size 12, but note the measurements:

40″ long
36 inch bust, waist, and hips (a true “shift” dress).

Timeless vintage silky sheath (large)

Timeless vintage silky sheath (large)

Timeless silky green dress in a small floral paisley print. It has hand-stitching and unique details with muslin lining on the top and what I think is acetate lining on the skirt. There is also a snap at the neck. This vintage dress is priced to reflect 2 minor flaws I found: the almost imperceptible threadbare spot by the left armpit and what appears to be a paint spot on the bottom hem.

Measures flat:

41″ long

21″ bust (42)

20″ waist (40)

22″ hips (44)

 

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