1960s Ivory Jacquard Sheath Gown and Jacket

 

 

 

Classic and elegantly styled, this sheath is the Little Black Dress in creamy ivory.  Streamlined and svelte, the sheath silhouette seems revealing even though the body is completely covered - and thus the allure. We don't know, but there seems to be something so 'not right' about a bride in virginal white spilling out of the top of her wedding gown. In a  floral jacquard, it has a Sabrina or bateau neckline that dips down in back, a natural waist with an eased skirt, a zipper closure in the back and a 9" slit at the left hem. The hip length jacket has a wide portrait collar, with a faux button front featuring three oversized  thread embellished knotted buttons over covered snap closures on the placket, welted pockets at the waist, and three-quarter length sleeves.  Made by Mari for I.Magnin, the sheath is a somewhat less traditional look than the ball gown silhouette, but slip on a pair of white kid gloves and we're talking instant glamour.  Bust 35.5", waist 25", hip 38", length 52.5"  Jacket:  Bust 40", waist 36", sleeve 17", length 17". Both pieces are in excellent condition.  $335