1970s Annacat Pintuck Bias Cut Fine Ribbon Silk Chiffon Dress
Annacat is a label that is very hard to find and quite rare. When you do find one and it is as wonderful as this one is you really feel like celebrating. In its day, Annacat pieces were often featured in editorials for Vogue, US & the UK, and Harper's Bazaar. The label was a favorite of fashion insiders and was worn by It girls and rock stars. This dress is a great example of the level of quality that they were producing then. It is very sexy in a very pretty and romantic kind of way. It is made from a bias cut, almost weightless, ribbon print silk chiffon. The ribbon detailing has a slight sheen that gives the dress a bit of a glowing effect that is very pretty. The silk is so light that it almost seems to float around you when you move. The bodice blouses over the bust with a V neck that has a tie at the top. The fabric here is all finished with tiny little pin tucks for extra detailing and it s gathered slightly where the waist is. Each sleeve is a pretty flutter of silk. The sleeves are slit down each side and then caught up again along the hem of the sleeve. The opening continues across the shoulders and is suspended by ties on each side of the neck for a pretty peek of skin. The skirt has yards of fabric that is all cut on the bias. I love how the skirt is cut to be longer at the center of the front and back and comes up on each side slightly. A matching fabric tie wraps around the waist to cinch it in. It feels very much like a 70s version of a thirties tea dress and is even better in person. Excellent condition.
The bodice and skirt are lined in a nude silk chiffon and the sleeves are unlined. It is bias cut and slips on to wear and then the tie belt cinches it in to fit. The bias cut and easy fit will allow for a range of sizes
Shoulders: no true seams
Bust: 17-18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 15-17" flat across from side seam to side seam and then you cinch with the belt. It has to be wider as it slips on to wear
Hips: open as fabric is bias cut
Bodice: 15" from top of bodice to waist + a 3" band at the waist
Skirt: to 42" from top of waist banding to longest point on the hem, 33" to the shortest
Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-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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