janice wainwright

1970s Janice Wainwright Dress & Jacket

This is a really spectacular and unusual Janice Wainwright set done in silk devore velvet with touches of coral and metallic black. The dress itself is strapless and has a peaked bodice made of the coral and metallic combination. It crosses so you have a bit of a naughty plunge at the front - it then nips in at the waist and is constructed like a giant knot - you can actually adjust how it sits a bit by tightening or loosening this knot. A minor suggestion of a peplum and then it flows into a long sleek velvet skirt that scoops up and crosses at the front. The jacket is cocoon shaped and made of the same silk devore floral design with added panels of striping through which your arms and shoulders peek though the semi transparent panels of black silk chiffon. Amazing and in mint condition!

Drop shoulders: 17"
Sleeves: 21" from dropped shoulder
Length: 23" from mid neck at the back to bottom hem

Bust: 16" flat across the back from side seam to side seam
Waist: 12" flat across the back from side seam to side seam
Hips: to 21" flat across the back from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 9" from top of bodice to waist
Skirt: 37" from waist to bottom hem

The top is fully lined in black silk and lightly boned. The skirt is self lined. The jacket is unlined. The dress closes at the side with a zipper and the jacket has one button at the neck.

Modern Sizing equivalent: XS (0-6)

Item# DD656

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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