1960s Red Silk Cheongsam Mini Dress, As Is - XXS


Vintage 1960s red and black silk cheongsam mini dress with a leaf pattern jacquard. It has a side zipper, snaps up the side of the chest and a Mandarin collar. This dress has a dramatic hourglass silhouette (it's possible it was reworked at the side seams). Sold as is with some condition issues and repairs needed, please review photos and details below before purchasing. Would make a great project, study piece, or costume.

Measurements and Condition:

Fits like: XXS to XS (see waist measurement to ensure fit)
Fabric: Feels like silk
Brand: None
Condition: Costume grade/as is. There is some fading down the sides of skirt, along the hem, on the collar, and down the tops of shoulders, a few faint discolorations throughout (nothing too noticeable due to the shine of the fabric), a 5" section of tears at the lower back of the skirt (see photo), a 1” tear at the seam through one layer on back of collar, and a 1/4" hole below the left side below the bust dart. Repairs needed: a 1.5" seam gap where the zipper attaches (see photo - easily repairable), and the top snap needs to be reattached and the 2nd snap is missing (see photo).

Length: 38"
Chest: 35"
Waist: 22"
Hips: 35" - taken at the bottom of the zipper opening

Shown on a 5’5” model with measurements of 31”-22”-32”, usually wears size petite extra small. See our FAQ for more info on sizing and condition ratings.

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Everything we sell is authentic vintage and has been worn before, so minor signs of age and wear are to be expected. Items are rated with the following condition grades: mint, excellent, very good, good, fair, distressed, costume grade, and as is. Any significant flaws besides general wear will be noted.

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