1970s Leo Narducci for Dorian Black Feather Wrap Dress or Evening Coat
Dorian was a lingerie company so this was probably originally intended to be used as a hostess piece or as a robe worn over over an inner piece. For a modern girl it makes for an amazing wrap dress and you could also wear it layered over something else. The dress, or coat, depending on how you decide to wear it, is made out a black stretch jersey whose neckline is edged in a wide and dramatic panel of glossy black feathers. It is very reminiscent of pieces that you would have seen being produced for the Old Hollywood era of the twenties and thirties. It draws heavily on that silhouette but without feeling like a copy with the use of the modern jersey for the fabric choice. The sleeves are cut long and wide and they each flare dramatically with each is a full 27" around by the time they reach the ends. The body of the dress wraps and ties to close. This makes it so easy to wear and comfortable too. The feather panel is wide and curves around the neck and down the front to the waist. It is cut so very simply but yet is so very dramatic once on an actual body. Excellent condition.
Unlined and wraps and ties to close. It appears to have been worn very little if at all. The jersey does have some stretch and the tie makes it very adjustable for sizing. The easy cut should allow it to fit a range of sizes
Bust: to 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 14.5" flat across from side seam to side seam but adjustable with the ties up or down several inches
Bodice: 13" 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.
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