1960s Unlabeled Red Silk Chiffon Caftan Dress w Red Feather Trim

This is a beautiful red chiffon dress that has an overlay of the same chiffon fabric and that 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 layers of the chiffon, some interior fabric that gives it a slight bit of structure then it is lined. This construction of the interior also makes it opaque enough to wear. 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. They are attached through the shoulders and upper bust. The outer layer also extends down into long slim cut sleeves that are also just a single layer of the chiffon. The top overlay layer floats to the floor over the inner dress to give it the feel of airiness and lightness and creating depth. It is trimmed with elaborate and dramatically dyed, matching red feathers. This is cut asymmetrically so that one side trails down farther then the other. Excellent condition

The inner dress is fully lined except for the upper shoulders and sleeves. The overlay is unlined. The dress closes with a back, hand set painted metal zipper and each cuff has a snap. There is the slightest darkening to the fabric on the hem of the inner dress. It looks like a shadow when the dress is on and does not deter at all. The chiffon is a synthetic and I see no signs of excessive shedding of the feathers at all.

Shoulders: 15"
Sleeves: 22"
Inner bust: to 19.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Inner waist: 16.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Inner hips: to 22" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length of Inner layer: 56" from shoulder to hem, Shortest part of the overlay is 35" from the shoulder and longest point of the overlay is 59" from the shoulder

Modern Sizing Equivalent: MED-LRG

Item# E656

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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