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Vintage 1970s Butterfly Sequin Capelet

Vintage 1970s Butterfly Sequin Capelet

Regular price $32.00 USD
Regular price $57.00 USD Sale price $32.00 USD
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This vintage 80s sequin butterfly poncho cape is a stylishly unique piece crafted from cut blue cobalt blue silk and illuminated by a stunning gold backdrop and rose red sequin butterfly. Perfectly suited for festivals or night-time events, it's an eye-catching choice for any fashionista. The shimmering sequins never fail to impress, dazzling in any light for a truly show-stopping look.

Incredibly popular in the 1970s and can now be found in various levels of quality. This particular one stands out as being exceptionally well-crafted and truly magnificent. It is entirely handmade and exudes a sense of luxury. The base is made of blue silk chiffon and adorned with gold sequins, complemented by tube beads. The butterfly design on the front and back is reflected in the shape of the capelet in a beautiful red. T

This garment effortlessly slips over the head, instantly adding a touch of glamour and sparkle to any outfit. Its open sides allow for a universal fit and easy pairing with any top. The camera fails to capture the full impact of the silver sequins; it is much more impressive when seen in person. The item is in great condition,  There is some wear to the beads on the periphery of the top but this is secure and in no way impacts on the wearabilty of the piece and is only noticable on closer inspection

Suitable for the below sizes based on your preferred styling.

U.K.  6 8 10 12 14


US    4 6 8 10 12


US     34 36 38 40 42


Measurements below in inches



Condition This garment does have some bugle beads omitted to the perimeter of the piecebut the overall sequin design in in great condition 

Please also review the photographs as they  also form part of the description.

All our vintage is curated and subject to the highest quality standard and restored and repaired to give the best experience possible.  We are reputable seller, serving the fashion industry celebrities and providing costumes for TV and film.

Unless stated please do not expect perfection, as vintage garments are not new and have had another life and still may minor flaw here or there.Vintage sizes are not the same as , we measure and equivalent our garments to modern day sizing.

Size Guide

We take pride in providing accurate measurements with an approximation of modern UK with an International equivalent size chart below sizing to help you when choosing  your purchase and  will fit properly  as often vintage sizes differ significantly from modern sizes. 

It is also very helpful if you are aware of your own particular dimensions. If you're not sure, you may easily approximate them by measuring an item of clothes from your own wardrobe that fits well and is laid flat.


Bust - Measured by doubling the width from armpit to armpit across the front of the garment.

Waist - Measured by doubling the width from one side of the waistband to the other.

Sleeve - Measured from the shoulder to the cuff. Shoulder - Measured from shoulder seam to shoulder seam.

Length - Measured from the collar or top mid of the shoulder to the garment's hem.

We measure all our items flat and use the guide below

If you need further help please get in touch and we can give you advice on the best size and fit through the chat facility on the website, just press the green CHAT with us button

XXS 6 32 80.5 25 62.5 6 36 2
XS 8 33 83 26-27 65 8 38 4
Small 10 35 88 28-29 70 10 40 6
Medium 12 37 93 30-31 75 12 42 10
Large 14 39 98 32 80 14 44 12
Xlarge 16 41 103 33 85 16 48 14


How we measure

Our items are measured flat and we use a tape measure.

Bust - Measured by doubling the width from armpit to armpit across the front of the garment.

Waist - Measured by doubling the width from one side of the waistband to the other.

Length - Measured from the collar or top of the shoulder to the garment's hem.

Mannequin & Model

Both our mannequins are a UK size 6-8 and stand 5ft 7 inches tall

Jen is a UK Size 10

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