Since looking at the last post, I know that you’ve been asking yourself “What could I wear to go with that black leather purse with the red lining?” Well, here’s the answer – a belted knit dress with matching coat, with its own red lining.
Classic sleeveless, belted sheath dress and matching coat, originally sold in Chicago, Illinois. The style is mid to late 60’s. The black and white check fabric first gives the impression of being a wool knit, but it is a blend, likely of cotton and synthetic which provides some warmth for cool days but is easier to store than wool. Really a gorgeous set and so flattering. It would be a perfect outfit to go with that lovely Italian handbag!
It does need to be dry cleaned in order to keep its shape but, these days if there is not a difficult stain or other problem that can be done at home.
I hardly ever see coat and dress ensembles and this is a beauty. Love it! Keep your eyes open for something like this. You just never know when it might turn up. . . . . . . . . .
MORGANA MARTIN, THE MAGICVINTAGESPY
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