1960s Cheongsam Butterfly Dress

I doubt you will find another cheongsam inspired dress as spectacular as this one is. Cut on traditional lines while the fabric used is utterly non-traditional! This dress has been constructed from a very fine silk wool jersey that is lined in a equally sine silk crepe. The hue of the exterior is wonderful - a coral red that has depth and interest. The print is absolutely brilliant - huge swooping butterflies in black and cream swoop across the entire piece, all hand screened onto the fabric. A high collar and large black braided frog closures run down from the high neck and also sit atop each side slit of the skirt. Eye catching and a brilliant interpretation of a traditional garment. Excellent condition!

Shoulders: 14" from seam to seam
Bust: 17" from side seam to side seam
Waist: 14" from side seam to side seam, un-stretched
Hips: 20" from side seam to side seam
Total length: 52" from shoulder to bottom hem
Sleeves: 22" from shoulder seam to longest point

The dress is fully lined in a dyed to match fine silk and closes with a back painted metal zipper as well as a metal hook and eye combo at the upper back neck.

Modern Sizing equivalent: XS-SML (4-6)

Item# 2-E248

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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