mollie parnis

1960s Silk Floral Mollie Parnis Maxi Dress

I have had a shorter version of this exact dress and I think i may love the full length version even more! It is a truly amazing dress in a silk twill that has been hand screened with the most incredible, vivid floral pattern! The colors are so bright and true with remarkable clarity and depth! The bodice is kept quite simple with a slight scoop front and a low scoop back for a bit of sexiness. The sleeves are just incredible - great billowing poufs that are set high into the shoulder. Each ends in a long tight cuff that is about 7 inches long! An ink black & rich red velvet striped circles the waist and again around the hem. I love this contrast of fabrics! The skirt is quite full and has pleated gathers at the waist and low slung hidden side pockets. It is a very eye-catching and beautiful fabric and the silhouette is flattering and easy to wear. Excellent condition!

Sleeves: 24"
Shoulder: 14.5"
Bust: 17" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 14" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: open
Bodice: 14" from neck to waist
Skirt: 39" from waist to hem

Fully lined in a fine tissue silk with the sleeves left unlined. The fabric covered buttons down each7" cuff are decorative only, each cuff has hidden snaps to close. The dress closes with a low back painted petal zipper.

Modern Sizing equivalent: SML (6-8)

Item# DD1055

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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