Heavenly soft, whisper light vintage dress of silk chiffon in a green, purple and blue floral on creamy white. Olive-green, silk velvet ribbon straps and attached sash to tie in a bow at the nipped waist. Dress closes with a row of hooks&eyes down the center front of the shirred, V-neck bodice. Shallow V-neck at back. Double layer, swishy skirt has extremely deep hems. We show the dress with and without a medium-full crinoline, not included. Unlined.
In photos, this dress looks to be from the late 1950s or early 60s. But it doesn't feel like a Mad Men-era dress. Evidence suggests it may be quite a bit older, but we just don't know for sure. Another gorgeous piece from the Doris E. estate.
Labels: none - carefully home sewn and hand finished
Fiber/Care: unmarked, all silk, dry-clean only
Condition: we replaced two missing hooks. to prevent further damage, we folded over and stitched down a small area of fraying at the right arm hole (see before and after photo). this dress survived normal (non-specialist) dry-cleaning without issue, but do be gentle with it, as the fabric is wonderfully delicate.
*We've had this dress professionally dry-cleaned and it is ready to wear.*
bodice: 15"/38cm (to sash center)
(shirring provides plenty of room)
(could enlarge by an inch or so)
shoulder to hem: 41.5"/105.5cm
inner skirt hem sweep: 80"/203cm
interior layer hem depth: 14"/35.5cm
exterior layer hem depth: 7"/17.5cm
For reference, model is 5'5", measures b: 35.5 (32D), w: 26, h: 35.5, and usually wears a U.S. modern size 2/4. Dress is not clipped.
(BDV SKU: 00497-037)
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