1970s Malcolm Starr Pastel Floral Covered Silk Hostess Dress
This beautiful and spring-time feeling dress is one of my favorites from the pieces of Malcolm Starr that I have had in the shop. The silk fabric is very pretty and fresh feeling with huge flowers splayed across its surface. The bodice skims over the torso with darling little capped sleeves and a high set, ribbon detailed waist line. The neck is detailed in the same double band of braiding used at the waist and this bit of a darker color anchors the design beautifully. The skirt cascades to the floor in a widening swath of fabric and I love the fullness of it. The silk used has a almost polished cotton finish to it but with a touch more texture. The fabric choice really holds the shape of the dress beautifully and the color is wonderful. I love that it has pockets hidden away at the inset seams that run down the front. It is really a lovely dress Excellent condition.
Fully lined in a cream muslin and closes with a painted back metal zipper. The inner skirt lining is finished with ribbon. It appears that the back was taken out at some point alongside the zipper. It could be left as is or easily taken in again to be smaller. It otherwise and appears to have been worn very little if at all.
Bust: 18.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 15.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 22.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 12" from neck to waist
Skirt: 42" from waist to hem
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.