ossie clark

1970s Ossie Clark for Radley Chiffon Dress

If you are an Ossie Clark fan then you instantly will have recognized this dress as being one of his designs. I love the classic cut and the Ossie touch of sexuality in the way the front is set with a plunge, the waist skims and flatters and then the skirt swirls out below. The shoulders are finished with a pretty and feminine flutter sleeve made form a double layer of chiffon. These add such a pretty and feminine touch and give the dress a real 1940s feel - a signature Ossie look. Those panels continue across the back and are only attached at the shoulder so have a real floating feel to them. They meet above the zipper and buttons close the neck leaving a keyhole slit between. The front is yoked to meet the plunging neckline and add a soft suggestion of shape through the waist. I love the soft floral print that covers the chiffon. It feels like the perfect fall dress. Excellent condition

Fully lined with a black silky rayon through the waist and skirt. The top is unlined but you have the coverage of the caped shoulders. Closes with a low back zipper and buttons at the back neck leaving a keyhole slit between.

Shoulders: no defined seam
Bust: to 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist at empire: 14" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 12" from neck to empire waist
Skirt: 29.5" from empire waist to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-SML

Item# DD2585

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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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