1970s One Shoulder Black Jersey John Anthony Dress

John Anthony opened his label in 1971 and during the seventies produced amazing pieces that were sleek and sexy. This particular dress from the late seventies is genius. The soft draped detail on the bust is hand placed and set to soften the fitted silhouette underneath. It gives the effect of the wearer being wrapped and draped and the gathering at the hip extends this wrapped Grecian feel. I have shown it draped two ways here and each is equally flattering. The body of the dress is cut in a beautiful column of jersey with the waistline defined. The jersey used is a light and of good quality with a bit of crepe feels to it. It drape perfectly and is very flattering as it skims over the body. The side that has a sleeve is cut long and lean. If you love it in the photos you will be more pleased with it in person. Very Grecian goddess and very sexy on - far better on a real body then on my mannequin. Excellent condition

Unlined and closes with a hidden set zipper. The fabric does have stretch through the body but the waist measurement is firm

Sleeve: approx.23"
Bust: 16-18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 13" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: to 20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 17.5" from shoulder to waist
Skirt: 42" from waist to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED

Item# DD2303

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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