1970s Balloon Flutter Sleeve Jean Varon

This late 1960s, early 1970s caftan feeling dress by Jean Varon has the most dramatic and bold sleeves I have ever seen on a dress! With those sleeves and that amazingly low and sexy plunge front you cant help but feel fabulous in this one! The bodice is sleek and simple with a V that goes right to the high empire waist. The waist is emphasized with a pretty grosgrain ribbon. The skirt is quite full over it's inner lining and has a soft volume to it that is very flattering. The touch of transparency to the silk voile exterior fabric adds to the depth of the amazing pattern! The sleeves are just spectacular - they are fairly fitted to just about the elbow and then flare out in a a tremendous amount of fabric cut at different angles and lengths for an handkerchief hem feel! Drop dead gorgeous and in excellent condition.

Shoulders: 14"
Bust: 17.5î flat across from side seam to side seam
Empire waist: 14.5î flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 21î flat across from side seam to side seam of the lining
Bodice: 11" from shoulder to top of ribbon at empire waist
Skirt: 30" from top of ribbon at empire waist to hem

Fully lined in a taupe pink silky rayon and closes with a back painted metal zipper. I have had this version in a full length but the hem seems properly done and not new so I suspect a girl had it shortened at the time of purchase - this was often done during this time period! I like it better† this length as the amazing sleeves are shown off to better advantage

Modern Sizing equivalent: XS-SML (4-small shoulder/small busted 8)

Item# DD1041

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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