1960s Woven Front Gingham Donald Brooks Dress
The work on this dress is amazing. Made of a cotton printed in three colors of gingham - yellow, green and pink - it feels shockingly modern and works in perfectly with a modern wardrobe as it has a very cutting edge feel despite its use of such a classic fabric. This is largely due to the breastplate of woven strips that make up the entire front of the dress. Perfect squares are formed by the weaving of the three fabrics together and the effect is amazing. As each ends at the waist the panels of fabric extend over and past the waist to create a peplum of vertical ribbons of fabric. This same "fringe" effect is used again on the hem of the skirt. The midi length is perfectly on par with this season. A really unique and fabulous piece. Excellent, appears unworn condition.
The bodice has a second interior lining of the same fabric used on the exterior and the skirt is unlined. It closes with low back, painted metal zipper on the back skirt. The box hooks into place and there are hook & eye on the upper back bodice and neck but placed to leave an open slit for most of the back.
Bust: 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 12.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 18-28" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 16.5" from top of bodice to waist
Skirt: 34.5" from waist to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-SML
This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival.