Odette Barsa

1960s Odette Barsa Loose & Easy Fitting Pink Caftan w Wide Pink Feather Cuffs

Odette Barsa was a lingerie designer who was very successful. She was born in Syria in 1901 and came to America where she married Simon Barsa in 1922. Her husband had a successful business but it got into trouble after the 1929 stock market crash so she started making lingerie. She imported her fabric and embroideries and made high end lingerie up until her death in 1975. 

This would have been meant to be more of a hostess piece that you would wear while entertaining at home. Now a piece like this could be worn anywhere. It is a lovely bright candy pink that is a touch brighter in person. The fabric is a synthetic jersey and has lots of drape and movement. The cut is extremely loose and easy. It is a simple caftan feeling shape with long sleeves, a wide cut through the body that gets even wider as it nears the hem, and a simple scooped collar. Each sleeve is adorned with a wide band of feathers that have been dyed to match the pink of the dress. I love the length of this one as it is not so overwhelming. You could easily belt this to add shape if you wished. It is a great piece that is easy to wear and has lots of impact. Has pockets on each hip. Excellent condition with a note to review below

Fully lined through the body with a pink nylon jersey and closes with a back zipper. The fabric is a pink synthetic jersey. In very bright light I see two small and light marks at the front. They are very faint but there. Please see the final photo where I tried tp capture them. This one is not labeled but is the same as the red one I just had and from the same woman. The loose cut should work on a range of sizes

Sleeves: 22" long and 13" around 
Shoulders: 15"
Bust: to 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist-hips: open
Length: 52" from neck to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-LRG

Item# DD3626

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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