1960s Richiline Emerald Green Silk Dress w Pouf Sleeves & Rhinestone Detail
I absolutely love the cut of this dress. It is made out of a beautiful emerald green silk that gives it just enough structure to hold the shape but allow it to feel almost weightless once on. That fabric choice mixed with the soft billowing cut that it has gives it feeling of high drama. The shoulders on the bodice are gathered along the tops and down the sides along each sleeve and then the rest of the bodice is highlighted with prong set, deep green rhinestones. These catch the light wonderfully and add a little bit of sparkle to the dress. The bodice is cut to skim over the torso and the neckline is cut so that is squared off slightly. The sleeves are unlined and are cut to be extremely full and wide so that they billow out to just past the elbow and above the elastic at each cuff. The skirt is very long and full. It flows to the floor in a cascade that has yards of fabric in it. I have shown it without any underskirts but you could easily add a crinoline if you wanted even more fullness. A long matching silk sash cinches in the waist. The dress has a fantastic romantic, pretty and light feel, but is still sexy and beautiful. Excellent condition.
The bodice and skirt are fully lined in a green cotton mix feeling fabric and the sleeves are unlined. It closes with a back painted metal zipper. Each cuff has elastic. Has its original matching sash belt. Hand finishes.
Shoulders: approx 17" across
Bust: 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 13.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips at inner lining: open
Bodice: 16" from shoulder to waist
Skirt: 44" from waist to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED
Reference Photo: Cherie, Owner of Shrimpton Couture.
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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