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Introducing a fabulously witchy, vintage late 80’s-early 90’s, heavily beaded, silk top by Cecily Brown. Hot Damn! This thing is busting out all the traffic stops…with a curve-hugging, smock-like front that leaves the back wide open, except for some slinky, corset lacing. SmokN Haute! There are two built-in, lightly padded breast cups and the shell is 100% black silk which has been Beyond Beaded…with even heavier glass bugle beading along the spaghetti straps and along all of the borders. The straps clasp to the back with a hook and eye attachment, which can be moved (with a bit of stitch-witchery), to conform to your personal size. It is fully lined in a lovely, silky, poly-rayon blend. Heck, yeah!
Love it <3
PLEASE NOTE-> If you ZOOM on the back shot of this top, you will see that the straps were a tad bit long for our very petite model, so we just gently tucked in the extra length of the strap (you can see a bit of the extra length peeking out) for the photos. The hook and eye connectors are currently sewn in on the very end of the shoulder strap, but you can shorten them significantly by simply moving the loop up higher on the strap, if you’d prefer them to be shorter.
This top is in excellent vintage condition. No major flaws to note. Dry Clean only. Made in India. All tags intact.
The size tag read a vintage Small…and I would almost reclassify it as a modern XS. Definitely only for the smallest among us, as you can see from the photos. The lovely Freda is very petite, 5’5″ tall and 95 lbs, for reference. But please see the measurements below. They were all taken with the garment laying flat. Please compare them to a similar garment of your own. There is a not a lot of stretch to the fabric, of course, but the corset lacing in back allows for a bit of wiggle room.
Length of shoulder straps(hook and eye can be moved)-> 8″ (20+ cm) from top of bustier point to peak, when HALVED to mimic wearing the top. Straps are 16.5″ (42 cm) overall
Bust (entire width of top, completely opened up and laying flat)-> 23″ (58+ cm) Freda has, approximately, a 31″ (70 cm) bustline
Waist (entire width of top, completely opened up and laying flat)-> 20″ (50+ cm)
Entire length (top to bottom, measured at highest shoulder point), not including straps-> 16.5″ (42 cm)
So again, this top is really only for the very tiniest among us. Such is shopping for vintage, sometimes (*sigh*). But if you happen to be one of those lil ladies…one who isn’t afraid to rock a super sexy lil top… then don’t let it get away!