Cocktail dress with lace bodice

Hilaire Field bought this Sweet Sixteen cocktail dress from a vintage store. "I think it would have been worn by older women to all those cocktail parties they had in Auckland mid to late 1960s. I have photos of family members wearing that sort of dress with lace wrist length gloves."

Details

Credit: Garment loan courtesy of Hilaire Field
Manufacturing location: Manufactured by Michael Ward Ltd
Garment type: Cocktail dress
Features: Lace ruffle neckline, bow
Colour: Black, pink
Label: Sweet Sixteen
Date: 1960s