1960s Unlabeled Brown Floral Print Chiffon Caftan Dress w Feather Trim & Bare Shoulder Cut
This is a beautiful chiffon dress that has an overlay made from the same chiffon fabric. Both layers are printed with a huge abstract floral design done in a mix of a brown printed onto a white chiffon backdrop. The same print is screened onto both the exterior layer and on the inner dress. This allows the two prints on each layer to be slightly offset as they float over each other giving the print an extra dimension of depth. Then to add even more glamour the outer edge of the top overlay is finished with a dramatic feather trim. The dress is made from two attached layers. The inner dress is more a sheath silhouette and is made of a layer of the chiffon that is then lined on an opaque silky rayon so you cant see through it. The outer layer is just a single layer of the chiffon so that you can see a bit of the shape of the body underneath. The top layer is attached across the neckline. This top overlay layer floats to the floor over the inner dress to give it the feel of airiness and lightness. It is what gives the dress it caftan feel. The shoulders are left bare with tiny straps to hold them in place. The front edges of the top layer were then trimmed with elaborate and dramatically dyed, matching brown feathers. The feathers run around the opening for your hand to slip through and then run down the front edge and curve part way around the bottom hem at the font. It is gorgeous. Excellent condition
The inner dress is fully lined in a cream silky rayon. The overlay is unlined. The dress closes with a side zipper. The chiffon is a synthetic and I see no signs of excessive shedding of the feathers at all. It looks to have been worn very little if at all.
Inner bust: to 16.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Inner waist: 14" flat across from side seam to side seam
Inner hips: to 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 58" from the shoulder to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED
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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