Dating & identifying brocade paisley dress

Discussion in 'PUBLIC Vintage Fashion Q & A' started by stainedglass, Aug 8, 2017.

  1. stainedglass

    stainedglass Registered Guest

    Hi! I purchased this dress from a closing antique store early this year and I'm a bit confused. It has a metal zipper, appears to be handmade, and has high slits on both sides. The slits go to the very upper thigh. I know that there are indian(?) outfits that have dress-like tunics that are supposed to be worn with pants, is this one of those? And when is it from? Also, how do you describe this fabric.. brocade?
    Thanks in advance for the help!
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  2. bycinbyhand

    bycinbyhand Trade Member

  3. Joyatri

    Joyatri Trade Member

    I agree with Cinthia. It's contemporary and is the top part of a salwar kameez outfit which would include trousers and a dupatta (long scarf). These are often custom-stitched so wouldn't have a label.
     
  4. stainedglass

    stainedglass Registered Guest

    Thanks guys! Kind of figured after getting it home and just don't know what to do with it now.
     
  5. bycinbyhand

    bycinbyhand Trade Member

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