janice wainwright

1970s Janice Wainwright Embroidered Peacock Feather Chiffon Wrap Top

This top is fantastic and one of the best of hers that I have had in the shop. Plus, it had the added bonus of having the earliest Janice Wainwright at Forty Seven Poland Street label. Pieces with this label are from the beginning of her career and for me, really showcase her talent and are among the very best of her work.

This pretty little bohemian spirited top is made of a black crepe chiffon and simply slips on, wraps and then ties into place. There is a partially attaches tie belt that allows you to do this. This also adds some detail and shape to the back where it is attached. The wrapping of it give it a plunging front and makes the fit through the bust easy. Each sleeve is cuffed and slightly full above those. Under the waist it has a little peplum effect that is very pretty. Her signature embroidery covers this one in a dense pattern of silver and gold thread peacock feathers. These are highlighted with soft pop of pink too. I love how the edges pick up the silver of the feathers with a silver metallic cording. It's just wonderful. Excellent condition

Fully lined with a black chiffon. It slips on, wraps and then ties. There is some adjustment in size since it wraps so it could fit a range of sizes

Sleeves: approx 24"
Shoulders: no true seam
Bust: to 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 13.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 26" from neck to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-MED

Item# S877

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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