A 1970s Vintage John Bates Printed Wool dress With Embroidered Detail S
A fabulous and rare 1970s John Bates wool dress with indigenous embroidered details around the cuff, collar and along the hidden front button closure. The colors are held in earthy tones combining various hues of green and brown in a graphic print. The dress has a fitted hem that flares out into a pleated a-line skirt, while the blouse has long sleeves and gorgeous brown embroidered details that wraps around the shoulder back to front. The bird motif on the shoulder panel is held in the same colors as the leaf print on the remaining trim. A final detail is the gold buttons, that despite being hidden, are set along the closure and at the double button cuff. The dress also have a front zipper closure and comes with a matching belt with a gold JB buckle belt.
The dress is fully lined.
The size of the dress corresponds to a modern size Small.
This item is in overall very good vintage condition, but please note the dress does show some signs of wear consistent with age and use.
John Bates was a British dressmaker who began designing dresses under the name Jean Veron in the late 1950s. Concurrently, Bates designed for his name-sake label until the late 1970 or the early 1980s when it came to a financial halt. John Bates designs were considered to be more daring and innovative compared to the more feminine Veron styles.
Length 114 cm
Shoulder 12 cm
Bust 43 cm
Waist 36 cm
Hip / hem 44 cm
Sleeve 70 cm
Label John Bates
prox size / size on label S
Pinned on model Yes
Condition Very Good, see descriptions