1960s Dramatic Silk Scarf Arm Lilli Diamond Floral Dress
This dramatic scarf arm silhouette was wildly popular in the late sixties and this is a great example of that look. It is made of a silk crepe that has a lovely floral print screened over it in with the print washed over at the edges like a fine watercolor. It has a simple cut mixed with the drama of the arms and is a real little beauty. The bodice is cut to skim over the bust with a scooped neckline and back. The waist nips in with vertical seaming placed to suggest and create that hour glass shape. The skirt is slim and done in a pencil cut with the fitted curves of the dress acting as the perfect contrast to those sleeves. Each appears to start at the neck which is draped with an attached scarf detailing at the front and back. This gives the illusion that the panels that make up each arm drapes crosses over the neck as well. The sleeves are of course the show stopper - each trails down to meet the hem of the dress and are left open just after the shoulder and right down tot he hem. They are beautiful and dramatic. Excellent condition.
Fully lined in a white silky ribbed rayon with the sleeves left unlined. Closes with a back metal zipper. There looks to be a minor repair to each end of the seam that sits just above where the sleeves open. The work is decently done and looks old so has been left as found.
Bust: 17" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 13.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 18.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 41.5" from shoulder 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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