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1960s Silk and Silver Thread Oscar de la Renta Dress

What a beautiful 1960s silk chiffon maxi dress from Oscar De La Renta! It is shockingly light - I know it looks like it should not be with that intricate pattern making it appear like it is a brocade or something along that line, but the fabric is actually a beautiful silk chiffon. The pattern is fantastic - intricate little designs are made from a fine silver metallic thread woven through the silk. The upper bodice is cut slightly full with large silver cord frog knot closures. I love how the silver design is used to highlight the bodice and the upper portion of the skirt and then tapers off subtly as is reaches the hem of the skirt. The sleeves have been left unlined giving it a touch of contrast despite it being the same fabric. The combination of silver and the soft pastel taupe really give it a pretty feminine feel. Presents as excellent condition

The dress is fully lined in a matching color silk except for the sleeve which are unlined. It closes at the front with hidden fabric covered snaps and the frog knots. Each cuff closes with hand set fabric covered snaps above the ruffle at the wrist. There is a bit of a water stain edge that runs along the back of the dress - please super size the close up of the back to see. There is also a small repair to the fabric at the top of one shoulder and on the back. Priced accordingly.

Sleeves: 23"
Shoulders: 14"
Bust: 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 13" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: open
Bodice: 15" from shoulder to waist
Skirt: 39" from waist to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-SML

Item# DD1971

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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