1960s Oscar de la Renta Silk Chiffon Halter Dress & Cape
This is a beautiful and romantic full length dress with a matching full length scarf or cape piece that can be worn in a variety of ways by the great American couturier Oscar de la Renta. Both pieces are constructed from a lightweight, printed silk chiffon that has a pretty floral design screened onto it's black base. I love how the silk of the cape has an extra layer of texture with its little rectangles of a more opaque pattern woven through the silk effect woven directly into it - this really gives it in extra bit of texture and interest visually - like a lattice upon which the flowers trail across. The bodice of the dress itself is so pretty. It is gathered across the bust and there are tiny silk straps that come out from the center and curve up and around the neck. The skirt cascades to the floor and the silk chiffon floats over the inner silk skirting giving it the feel of airiness and lightness. The skirt is not too full nor too slim. A matching long caped piece can be worn a variety of ways - it hooks to close at the neck and the lightness of the silk allows you to wear it as a cape or even as a long scarf. A really lovely and pretty set that is very well made. Excellent condition
The dress is fully lined in a black silk chiffon through the skirt and a more opaque silk through the bodice. The cape is unlined. The dress closes with a hand set, side painted metal zipper and the cape closes with a hook & eye at the neck. Hand finishes.
Bust: 15" flat across from side seam to side seam with room for an A cup at the front
Under Bust: 14"
Natural Waist: 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 22" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 55" from top of the bodice dress to hem. The halter allows the area formt he top of the bodice to the neck to be adjusted
Length: 55.5" neck to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: XSpSML
This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival.