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1960s Oscar de la Renta Prettiest Painted Floral Silk & Metallic Dress

The combination of fabric and texture in this Oscar de la Renta dress is wonderful. The result is so pretty and romantic.. The bodice of the dress is purple silk chiffon that has a fine gold lurex thread worked through  it, done in a floral design that accents the print there. This gives the upper part of the dress a subtle shimmer. The bodice is cut to skim over the torso with a high scooped neckline. The sleeves are capped and cut with just a bit of volume. The waist is seamed but cut fairly loose and there is a netted sash that came with the dress that you can use to cinch it in for more shape. Below that the skirt falls to the ground and widens out as it nears its hem. The added space this gives the skirt shows off the print that covers the lower skirt. Onto the skirt is a floral garden print that has the appearance of being hand painted onto the silk. Fused velvet is used are to give some of the flowers in the print a touch of a 3D quality to them and adds yet another texture. Hidden pocks set along each hip are the final perfect touch on this beautiful dress. Excellent condition with a small note to review below

The dress is lined in a nude silk, with the sleeves left unlined. It closes at the back with a painted metal & nylon zipper. There is a purple net sash that came with the dress. Each cuff snaps to close. The skirt appears to be hand dyed and the color along one seam is the tiniest touch lighter. I think this is a natural occurence of the silk and technique used. I have photoed it for accuracy bit think its irrelevalnt

Shoulders: 14.5"
Bust: 18.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 14" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: open
Bodice: 15" from neck to waist
Skirt: 41.5" from waist to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED

Item# DD2819

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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