Stunning 1960s Black & Aubergine Matelasse Gown - New!

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SKU #1842


Size: Small

Bust:  34 inches + 86 cm 

Under Bust: 32 inches + 81 cm

Waist: 26 inches + 66 cm

Hips: 36 inches + 91 cm

Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  54 inches + 137 cm 

Hem Length: none

Zipper Length: 18 inches + 46 cm

Note: Measurements are taken from outside, flat and stretched seam to seam. Please allow for individual fit and comfort.



* Beautiful 1960s aubergine background matelasse fabric gown

* Fabric design features black floral sprays that appear padded

* Classic silhouette with cinched waist and tight skirt

* Sleeveless bodice with deep rounded neckline

* Waist has spider brooch which is available separately

* Graceful figure hugging skirt with open slit at one side

* Metal zipper at back with rounded neckline

* Fully lined with raw seams, handfinished hem

* Closed-in side metal zipper

Matelassé is a weaving or stitching technique yielding a pattern that appears quilted or padded. Matelassé may be achieved by hand, on a jacquard loom or a quilting machine. It is meant to mimic the style of hand-stitched quilts made in France. It is a luxurious textile that appears to be padded, but actually has no padding within the fabric.



This dress is in excellent condition for its age.  No notable flaws that I can see. Some discolouration to the lining but this is not noticeable when worn. Should you want the spider brooch it is $60 aud and made of good quality Czech crystal. Just send me a message, Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.


Shop Policies

This item is within our selling stock. In the unlikely event that two buyers purchase this item concurrently, payment will be immediately refunded to the latter purchaser. We apologise in advance should this rare circumstance arise.

We make every effort to post your item within 1-3 days of payment. Should a circumstance arise where we are unable to post within this timeframe (eg we are away at a fair) we will contact you immediately. Please note that our postage charges are based on standard international and domestic air packages - all with tracking. If you want to upgrade to express postage or require insurance, please contact us prior to checkout and we will adjust the rates accordingly.

Yes we do offer flexible layby/layaway options and are open to negotiation as to the time period. Obviously, the more expensive the item the longer the time you will have to finalise payment. Contact us to see how accommodating we can be :)

Obviously, as these are one- off pieces, the fit may not be quite what you need. To this end, we also offer an alteration service by professional seamstresses. Please shoot us an email outlining what you want and we will quickly respond with a quote and timeframe. Costs are kept to a minimum for this service.

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Our photos are taken with a mix of studio and ambient lighting. Whilst we take care with the colour balance of our photos, individual computer monitors register colours differently depending on their calibration. If you want the exact colour shade drop us a line and we will give you the Universal Pantone colours that match the item.