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1970s John Kloss for Cira Pink Nylon Jersey Lingerie Dress w Draped Neckline

The John Kloss for Cira line was originally intended to be worn as lingerie pieces but many that you find now can be worn as a dress. The recent trend towards wearing items more sheer and layered over inner foundation garments makes them suitable as outwear now. They are very collectible and fabulous examples of 1970s lingerie / hostess wear

This one walks the edge as far as how sheer it is. It def has a touch of sheerness in a strong light but you could use it as a cover up, layer it, or be daring and just go for it with undergarments. I love his work and this piece is a great example of how his designs worked with the curves of a woman's body to show it off to its best advantage. He deliberately chose good weight and quality nylons that held the color well and would drape exactly as he wished. This simple cut piece is done in a bright barbie pink. It is better in person in my opinion as the camera is not quite catching the right tone of pink. It slips over the head with no closures. The straps curve over the shoulders and at the front the bodice has a curve seem that runs under the breast. The panel of fabric above this is cut so that it drapes slightly went on the body. At the back it is scooped very low that leaves the back almost completely bare. The skirt falls from there skimming over the waist and is quite full by the time it reaches the hem. That is it. It is bare on top and that brilliant colour and sexy fabric is all that it needs. Excellent condition

Unlined and slips on to wear no closures. It looks to have been worn very little if at all. Tagged a vintage Cira large.

Bust: no true seems but will cover up to 15" across
Seam under the bust: 17-18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: to 14" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 19-20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 11" from top of shoulder to seam under the waist
Skirt: 42" from seam under the waist to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-SML

Item# DD4275

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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