1970s Jean Louis Dotted Net & Silk Off Shoulder Dress
Jean Louis is designer who created that dress that Marilyn Monroe was said to have had to have been sewn into when she sang Happy Birthday to JFK. You can't get much more iconic a pedigree then that. Jean worked in the movies before starting his own label and it is easy to see that sense of Hollywood in this dress. It is simple but still has that pretty cut that will flatter a girl and make her feel pretty. The off shoulder cut is the perfect way to show a little skin but still have a pretty feel. The fabric used is a feather light black net that has little black and white oval dots woven into the net. This sets over a deep nude silk interior for a very pretty effect. The shoulders have a wonderful ruffle that runs around then and over the more fitted bodice underneath. The waist nips in and then the skirt falls in a wonderful full flowing column of net that has a soft movement to it. The net gives it a real soft and light feel that is really quite gorgeous. Excellent condition.
Fully lined under the nude interior dress in a white tissue silk. It closes with a hand set, back painted metal zipper and has a waist stay that closes with flat hook & eye. Each shoulder has a slight bit of elastic on the outer edges worked through the seam so it will sit just perfectly.
Bust: 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 13" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 20.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 12.5" from center top of dress to waist
Skirt: 39" from waist to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED
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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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