c.1976 Mac Tac Black Dragon Printed Nylon Jersey Dress
Made from a beautifully printed fluid, nylon jersey, this dress drapes and moves wonderfully It is one of those dresses that are very easy to travel with as it is virtually wrinkle free. It is the kind of piece you can throw into a suitcase and be able to wear right away and also has the added benefit of being able to be hand washed. It works from day to night depending on how you style it and what shoes you wear. The black base is the perfect backdrop for the orange print that runs over the dress. If you look closely you realize that the print is actually a combination of stylized dragons and birds. The bust slightly cross over itself at the front and the shoulders can be opened so that they fan out over each shoulder as I have photoed it, or you can bunch the fabric to sit more on the top so it feels more sleeveless. Both the front and back are set into low Vs. The skirt flares to the floor in a gentle sweep of jersey. I love how the print accents the line of the dress to full advantage. The Mac Tac label was produced by a parent company called Leonard Sunshine and in terms of print and quality it is right up there with Leonard or Pucci pieces in my book. Excellent condition.
Unlined, slips on to wear with a flat elastic through the waist. The fabric has some stretch. Appears to have been worn very little if at all. The fabric does have stretch. Tagged a vintage 8
Bust: 15-17" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 12-15" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 18-23" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: approx 17" from top of bodice to slightly dropped waist
Skirt: 40" from slightly dropped waist to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-SML
Reference photo: from @laurakitty's instagram featuring Susan Smith, Heloise and Anne Holbrook for Mac Tac, 1976.
This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival.