1970s Joy Stevens Printed Jersey Multi Strap 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 dress is made from that signature fabric and is a great little dress. The front of the dress is gathered into the center and then it has three straps set on each side that go up and around the neck. These then cross at the back. This leaves the back almost completely bare for a sexy bit of skin to show. The skirt falls to the floor and is cut so that it drapes from just under the bust-line. Most of her dresses are a solid color so I love that this one is finished in a pretty print. Excellent condition.
The dress is unlined and made of a synthetic jersey knit - it will stretch another inch or so from the listed measurements if needed. 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: to 14" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: to 21 " flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 12" from top of straps to empire waist
Skirt: 47" from empire waist to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED
Reference Photo: Cherie, Owner of Shrimpton Couture, by Erin Leydon.
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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