1970s Printed Green & Pink Fine Indian Silk Chiffon Full Length Maxi Dress
This dress is made out of a fine Indian printed silk and that, along with that vivid color combo of the pink and green, give it a definite wow factor. The print that covers the dress has a gorgeous abstract curving design and this runs over every inch of the dress. There is also a secondary ribbon texture that is woven directly into the silk for added interest. I love the lightness and airiness of the dress created by the yards and yards of the ultra fine silk chiffon used. Working in this type of fabric is already difficult and this would have taken many hours of work to complete this dress. The silk is cut on the bias through the skirt and there are yards and yard of it. The tremendous amount of fabric that was used to make up the skirt allow it have wonderful movement and drape. It seems to float around you at the slightest movement. The neckline is squared off and cut low, with the bodice more fitted under that. The waist is nipped in for shape. The sleeves are cut so that they widen out to be quite full by the time they reach the wrist with a lovely flare shape, ending in a wide and full cut. At the back the dress scoops low for an expanse of skin to show. It has a matching sash that you can use at the waist, neck, or as a head scarf. It will also ship with an additional skinny belt covered int he same fabric (not pictured). Excellent condition with a couple of minor notes below
Fully lined in bright green silk with the sleeves lined in silk chiffon. It closes with a hand set, painted metal & nylon zipper. Hand finishes. The sash has hand rolled edges The inner lining to the skirt has small nicks and thinning to it throughout. It seems stable and is completely wearable as is. No similar issues to the outer layer at all. Some grubbiness to the hem that gets lost in the print. I see one mark on the skirt that gets lost in the print.
Bust: 17" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 13" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips at Inner lining: to 22" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 15" from shoulder to waist
Skirt: 44.5" from waist to hem
Sash: 41" x 15.5
Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED
This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival.