1960s Lovely Screened Silk Chiffon Maxi

Beautiful pumpkin, taupe's and deep olives art feeling printed scarf weight silk dress is feather light and has that wonderful floating quality that the really well made silk chiffon gowns from this time period have. The type of silk chiffon used for this allows the color saturation to be amazing rich and true. I love the washed almost ombre effect that print has on the silk and the dimensional quality created with the solid silk under-layer. The bodice is kept simple with long sleeves that cuff at the wrist and with a flattering high neckline. The illusion of a band around the waist is actually part of the cleverly screened patter. The skirt cascades to the ground with yards of fabric in a pretty and airy way. Extremely pretty and extremely romantic while the color keeps it from being to saccharine. Excellent condition.

Shoulders: 14.5" across
Sleeves: 23" long
Bust: 17" flat across the back from side seam to side seam
Waist: 15" flat across the back from side seam to side seam
Hips: open
Bodice length: 16.5" from shoulder to waist
Skirt length: 39" from waist to hem

It presents slightly deeper in tone in real life - less of the yellow and more pumpkin and olives - the camera has brightened it. The truest color is what you can see of the fabric above the label shot.

Fully lined in a yellow-orange light silk through the skirt and soft gold colored silk through the bodice and sleeves. It closes with a back painted metal zipper.Each cuff has three buttons to close - one is missing on the left cuff. It appears someone let out the front seams for more room - it was well done and there is only the faintest of lines indicating the prior seams. Priced accordingly

Modern Sizing equivalent: SML

Item# E425

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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