hanae mori

1970s Hanae Mori Romantic Pale Purple Print Chiffon Dress

This is a really beautiful and romantic, full length maxi dress, designed by Hanae Mori. The colors on this one are especially wonderful and give it a fairy tale, ethereal feel. A soft lavender backdrop has pretty little bouquets of flowers screened onto the almost weightless chiffon. This combination of color and fabric is magical. It is cut with an elastic through the waist which makes it very easy and comfortable to wear. To cover that and to give it even more shape if you wish, it has a long matching fabric tie belt that wraps around the waist. The bodice has a loose and easy cut and each sleeve is quite full above the cuffed wrist. The skirt flows to the floor in a cascade of chiffon. The lightness of the fabric here allows for lots of floating and swirling movement around you when you walk. I can imagine this with sandals for day and then a stacked heel at night. I am such a huge Hanae Mori fan and I just love this little dress by her. It really feels fresh and modern and it is easy to imagine slipping it on and going out the same day it arrives at your door. Excellent condition.

The dress is fully lined through the bodice and skirt in a very light pastel lavender silky crepe chiffon and closes at the back with hidden hook & eye above the elastic at the waist. It has its original fabric belt. Each cuff has a fabric covered snap to close. The elastic waist allows for a bit greater range of size.

Sleeves: 24"
Shoulders: 14.5"
Bust: to 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 12-17" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: to 23" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 15.5" from neck to waist
Skirt: 43.5" from waist to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-MED

Item# DD2537

Reference Photos: Cherie, Owner of Shrimpton Couture. Photos by Erin Leydon Click here to see the instagram post >

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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