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NWT 60's Saks dress - what is this lace called? And other questions :)

Discussion in 'PUBLIC Vintage Fashion - Ask Questions Get Answers' started by bigchief, Apr 27, 2004.

  1. bigchief

    bigchief Alumni

    NWT 60\'s Saks dress - what is this lace called? And other questions :)

    The lace is just one of my questions about this beauty ~

    <img src="http://image.inkfrog.com/pix/bigchief/Cream_lace_blow_UPnew.jpg" width=265 height=420>

    And the underpinnings - boned... corset? Boned corset-style lining?

    <img src="http://image.inkfrog.com/pix/bigchief/LACEFRONTCOLL.jpg" width=633 height=420>
    <img src="http://image.inkfrog.com/pix/bigchief/LACEUNDERBACKSCOLL.jpg" width=640 height=391>

    It also has 4 layers of underskirts - it's really something!

    TIA for your help - and if you know me at all, you'll know that I'd be eternally grateful for any title suggestions :)

  2. Jonathan

    Jonathan Trade Member

    I am not a lace expert, so I will give you a temporary semi-educated guess at either Carrickmacross, or Maltese, and then someone who knows will come along. I know what its not, but not sure what it is...
  3. b*a*vintagequeen

    b*a*vintagequeen Registered Guest

    Open weave, resembles handwork lace.
  4. bigchief

    bigchief Alumni

    Thanks Jonathan & Queenie!

    Is the boned bodice lining nothing more than just that? I have a knack for making the simplest things difficult :)

  5. cherry-pie-and-roses

    cherry-pie-and-roses Registered Guest

    You could probably get away with calling that a bustier foundation underbodice.

  6. I would use bustier and corset top, both of which get many hits. Also lace. Also Saks. Oh my, you have lots of key words.<p>That dress is just beautiful and with the pink sash, it will fit right into May's Tickled Pink VTA theme!<p>I agree. I think it's 60s.:)
  7. cosmiccowgirl

    cosmiccowgirl Trade Member

    I think that would be a gorgeous wedding dress for a casual spring or summer outdoor wedding.

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