Sweet Disorder Vintage

1960s Chantilly Lace & Silk Wedding Dress

$395
Vintage early 1960s wedding dress. Lush champagne silk charmeuse with hand-applied chantilly lace appliquès. Dainty batteau neckline, darted bust, princess seaming and voluminous tea length skirt. Beautifully constructed~ attached double layered tulle crinoline supports the skirt. The charmeuse is backed onto sturdier layers of muslin & interfacing to give the skirt its form, similar to the construction of 19th century gowns. Hidden back zip with hidden hooks & eyes at the top of the bodice for a flawless finish. Expertly designed, constructed and hand-finished. Label: Harvey Berin designed by Karen Stark. Shop label in the bodice: Hollywood, Wilkes Barre PA. Excellent condition, no flaws. Clean fresh & ready to wear.

Flat Measurements~ Shoulders 16" Chest 18" Waist 13" Hip 22" Length shoulder to hem 48" Length shoulder to waist 16"

About the label~Harvey Berin opened his business in 1921, and by the 1940s his was an important name in ladies’ clothing. His designer was Karen Stark, who was the sister of Berin’s wife, Augusta. Stark adapted the latest styles from Paris each season. And even though Stark did the designing, Berin approved or rejected each design. They were best known for their feminine dresses and ensembles. Berin was a favorite of several First Ladies, including Pat Nixon and Ladybird Johnson. Harvey Berin closed in 1970.

“I like dramatic clothes for evening and uncluttered clothes for daytime. I like to use beautiful fabrics and unusual trimmings. I design for everyone – short women, tall women – but always very feminine women.” Karen Stark, 1966
~written by Lizzie Bramlett on the Vintage Fashion Guild site

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size xs small medium large xl
bust 32-34 34-36 36-38 38-40 40-42
waist 22-24 24-26 26-28 28-30 30-32
hips 32-34 34-36 36-38 38-40 40-42

 

The flat measurements in the product description are the actual measurements of the garment when laid flat. Double the chest, waist and hip measurements for an idea of fit. Please remember to allow a little "space" in a garment beyond your body measurements for ease and a good fit.

If you are uncertain about fit you can measure a similar garment you own that fits you well and compare the measurements with the product. You can use the image below as a guide.

 

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