strapless evening dress c. 1962

detail

           

The bodice is the emphasis of this lovely strapless dress. Beautiful silk flowers line the center part of the neckline, while embroidered lace decorates the entire area. A simple invisible zipper finishes the construction detail.

This stunning evening dress could have been worn as a prom dress. There are three layers of fabric including taffeta, lace, and tulle.The visible underskirt is made up of layers of lace ruffles.The pale bluish-green color of the tulle overskirt adds a wonderful touch to this elegant gown.

The dress was made by Emma Domb who was a designer and manufacturer of the 1960's.The gown recalls the popular silhouette of the 1950's with its fitted waist and full, gathered skirt.

-Joy Sun

 
 

This webpage was made possible with the support of the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences, the College of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies, and the CSUS Media Center.

The website and costume research were created by Dr. Mary Botkin and the students of FACS 199;Courtney Haueter, Chelsea Perri, Joy Sun, and Rachel Young.

The costumes belong to the Costume Collection of the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences.

Costume photographs by Sam Parsons of the CSUS Media Center.