mollie parnis

1970s Mollie Parnis Pink Silk Taffeta Dress w Ruffle Detailing

This silk taffeta gown by the Mollie Parnis label has be made form a soft pink silk taffeta. The use of such a bright and unexpected color instantly make it a statement piece. The cut is simple but the ruffled details give it pop. At the neck a ruffled edging wraps around and down the collar and across the bodice curving in slightly at the waist. It begins again just under the waist line to trail down the skirt and then all the way around the hem, seeming to  envelop the wearer like a beautiful package. This gives the dress a pretty and feminine feel and at the same time it acts as a clever way to make the wearer appear tall and lean as it draws the eye down. I love the plunge front and the feel of a wrap dress despite that fact that this is all a created illusion as the dress actually does up at the back. The sleeves are also finished with that same pretty ruffle. A piped fabric tie belt in a matching silk cinches in the waist. The skirt is quite full and the fabric has just enough weight to it to hold the shape and volume. Excellent condition

Fully lined in a matching pink silk. It closes with a back painted metal zipper. Hidden side pockets along the hips and retains its original tie belt. . Note that in person the pink does not have any 'neon' feel to it as it photoed - that is a side effect of the light on the pink silk. It is a slightly deeper hue of pink in person.

Sleeves: 24.5"
Shoulders: 15.5"
Bust: 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 14" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: open
Bodice: 14.5" from neck to waist
Skirt: 43" from waist to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED

Item# DD2098

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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