janice wainwright

1970s Janice Wainwright Tunic Dress

This dress has the coveted, earliest Janice Wainwright at Forty Seven Poland Street label! Pieces with this label are the earliest of her pieces and really showcase her talent from day one. This is a fine wool, lightweight tunic cut dress with wide, almost kimono cut bell sleeves and a simple waist-less shift cut. Her signature embroidery abounds with the entire shoulder covered in it and the cuffs also having three rows of a waved design. She also loved to pipe her seam edging and all this is exactly how she finished this dress. It has the same vibe for me as the Isabel Marant collection this fall which is someone ironic given that it would have been designed and made some 40 odd years ago! A fantastic and versatile piece that is in excellent, museum quality condition!

Sleeves: 21"
Shoulders: 16" (slightly dropped)
Bust: to 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: to 17.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: to 21" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 42" from neck to bottom hem

Unlined and slips over the head with a fabric covered button at the neck. On a smaller frame it will fit looser

Modern Sizing equivalent: SML

Item# DD999

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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