1970s Plunge Stripe Geoffrey Beene Maxi
I absolutely adore this dress. It is a classic blue and white stripe and is shockingly modern. The skirt is fairly full and flows out from an almost empire waist. The fabric used is a semi sheer cotton mix so it has this wonderful light airy feel but is not so on the cotton side as to feel like a casual piece. There is a band that circles the waist and then the front plunges in a deep V with wide billowy sleeves that have no side seams - they just flow out from that V into stunning puffed creations with a fitted 5.5" buttoned cuff. The back is equally as dramatic - it too plunges low and wide leaving an expanse of skin showing. A flower and bow sit at the base of the plunge in that classic feminine Beene touch. I was told that this was a runway piece and I would say that is not hard to see! Excellent condition.
Fully lined through the skirt in a semi sheer white organza. The bust is unlined but has two built in cups so you do not have to wear an undergarment. It close with a series of fabric covered buttons and a low back zipper. The flower on the front is original though it could be removed easily if you want a cleaner look.
Sleeves: approx 27" from shoulder to cuff but meant to balloon
Bust: no defined side seams
Waist: 13.5" flat across the back from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 14" from shoulder to bottom waist seam
Skirt: 41" from waist seam to bottom hem
Modern Sizing equivalent: SML (6-8)
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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