1970s brown crushed velvet culotte jumpsuit - Lee Bender at Bus Stop
Perfect for dancing! Halter neck all-in-one culotte jumpsuit from Lee Bender’s boutique Bus Stop label, in brown crushed velvet.
The culotte legs are so wide it’s hard to tell it’s not a dress on the hanger! Fastens to the rear with a nylon zipper, and ties behind the neck. It’s too big for my mannequin and could do with more of a bust to fill it!
Label reads a vintage 14
Measures: clipped to mannequin, I’d say modern UK 10/12
Bust approx 38” inc darts
Waist 30” max (high waisted)
Hips up to 46”
Waist to hem 30” approx
Inseam of leg 19”
Hits just below knee on me at 5’4
Condition: freshly cleaned and ready to wear.
I missed it until I turned it inside out but there is a finger nail shaped repair to the back of one flared leg, and another about 2mm next to it.
It looks like fabric has caught on something (as opposed to a hole). It is not really evident from the front face as edges have been stitched very neatly together - but please see photos.
Aside from that it’s very good, with the odd bit of loose stitching at the seam that has been redone internally (but looks fine outside - again only noticed as I had it inside out!)