joy stevens

1970s Joy Stevens Embroidered Brown Jersey Halter Dress

I am such a fan of Joy Stevens work - she made amazing jersey dresses out of her design studio in California during the 1970s and they are really some of the nest jerseys of the time period. She concentrated on easy to wear day pieces and  designs that ruled the night clubs of the seventies. Her work typically has a sexy but easy to wear feel to it. They were the type of thing you just threw on, looked fabulous in, and could dance until 3am without worrying about how they would hold up. Her best pieces were made from a fluid jersey (like this piece) and this allowed them to both move and wear well. This amazing little halter dress is done in a deep brown jersey with an olive undertone to it. It ties around the neck and the back is left bare. At the front, an embroidered net applique has been placed over the bust. The design gives the suggestion of feathers. The Under this the dress is softly pleated and tucked in and behind that embroidered panel making the skirt look like it just cascades out from underneath it. Excellent condition.

The dress is unlined and made of a synthetic jersey knit and the fabric does have stretch. It closes with a back painted metal zipper and ties around the neck.

Bust: 16-18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 13-15" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: to 22" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: approx 60 " from neck to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED

Item# DD1416

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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