john kloss

1970s John Kloss Pale Peach Nylon Open Tie Back Dress

The John Kloss for Circa line was originally intended to be worn as lingerie pieces and many that you find now were simply too thin or too sheer to wear as proper dress. The recent trend towards wearing items more sheer and layered over inner foundation garments makes them suitable as outwear now. 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, be daring and wear nothing but a slip under it, or layer it over just about anything underneath to the point where you can walk outside. I love his work and this piece is a great example of how he worked with 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 pale peach that is a touch softer in hue then how it photoed color-wise. It is better in person in my opinion. It slips over the head with pretty flutter sleeves that give a nod to the thirties in feel. The bust is slightly highlighted by a seam that runs just under it and then the front is left to fall in a simple line to the hem. At the back you have a open cut out with two ties that cross and tie to hold it in place. This leave the back almost completely bare. Quite amazing and daring. Excellent condition

Unlined and slips on. Tagged P (small). The fabric does have some stretch

Shoulders: no defined seam
Bust: approx 16" flat across from side seam to side seam with some allowance for the tie back, the under seam of the bust is 14", again with some allowance for the tie back
Waist: approx 14" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: approx 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 55" from top of bodice to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-SML

Item# DD2900

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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