Home Owner's Manual Holiday 2016 Owner's Manual No. 142 Women Sequin and Rose Holiday Cocktail Dress


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The Tale of Sequin.

The first thing you should know is that technological titans and Renaissance geniuses played an instrumental part in helping us deliver this little black holiday dress to you.

The Egyptians were the first to use sequins. No one ever looked as fine as King Tut did in his tomb, adorned in gold sequins, clearly dressed well for the afterlife.

The world’s greatest Renaissance man, Leonardo da Vinci, found time to jot down plans for a sequin-making machine.

The Smithsonian tells us that the flappers got tired of wearing metal all over their bodies so the French invented plastic sequins in the form of gelatin. But stand too close to the hearth and you’d melt like a wax sculpture. Even worse, return from the dance floor and find your partner’s handprint squarely on your derrière. Try explaining that to your husband.

In the 1950s, Dupont stepped in with mylar.

Then it was vinyl.

Tomorrow, intelligent life from another planet will reveal the true patent for glorious, charming, sequins.

This holiday season, your little black holiday dress has quite the backstory.

Feel free to add to the lore.

The Sequin & Rose Holiday Cocktail Dress (No. 5150). Fit and flare dress, upper calf length. Front bodice is a nylon spandex blend mesh with allover sequin embellishment. Full skirt and back bodice are made of a stretch satin fabric. Scoop neckline with satin binding to clean finish edge. Sheer mesh in V shape at center front neckline. Dyed to match rose floral appliques at neckline and down front of bodice. 2" velvet waistband. Back V-neckline. Dress is fully lined. Imported.

Women’s sizes: 0 through 20.

Color: Black.

The Velvet & Chiffon Wrap (No. 5277). Rich and sultry. 2” velvet trim matches the waistband of your dress. Merrow stitching along edge. Imported.

Dimensions: 70” x 20”.

Color: Black. The perfect partner in crime to many alluring ensembles.

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Fabric Content: 85% Nylon, 15% Spandex.

Care Instructions: Dry Clean Only.

Length ranges from 42” to 45 1/2”. Varies by size.

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