geoffrey beene

1960s Multi Color Geoffrey Beene Silk Twill Shift Dress

Every once in a while I get a dress that comes with a larger group of clothing that is not quite perfect. When they are super cute, like this one, and still have so much life in them like this one does, and are still completely wearable, I will break my normal rule of only posting things for you that are pretty perfect and post something with a small imperfection and dramatically reduce the price. This little Geoffrey Beene dress is darling and I love the bright and cheerful print that covered the surface. It is made of a silk twill and has those vibrant colors typical of the sixties - a mix of yellow, coral, blue and green - colors that should not work together but somehow do in the swirling design that he chose. The dress is a simple shift that has a loose and easy fit. The collar is high and it buttons down the front with a series of fabric covered buttons and loops. The sleeves are long and cuffed and I love the little hidden pockets that sit along the front seams. You can wear it as is or add a belt to instantly add shape. Great overall condition

The dress is fully lined in yellow silk and slip over the head to wear with a button front. Hidden fabric covered snaps at each wrist. Hand finishes and a ribbon edged interior hem. Hidden pockets along the seam. Its flaw is a discoloration that runs across the pattern at the button front. I have photoed it for you. It has been dry cleaned and this did not budge. You could potentially shorten in to get rid of all or most of it or just wear it as is. Priced accordingly

Sleeves: 24"
Shoulders: 14.5"
Bust: 19.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 20.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 39" from neck to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED

Item# DD2436

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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