1970s Pauline Trigere Green Striped Silk Dress w Unusual Sleeves
Pauline Trigere is one of my favorite designers and I love that she always has some quirky little touch in most of her work. For this dress that detail is found in the sleeves which are just incredible. They are cut very full near their base and then caught up and under so you get even more fullness. The silk used to construct the dress is beautiful and I love the contrast of colors between the green and the bright, patterned stripes of color. The neck line is high with an attached scarf finish that you can wrap and tie as you wish. The top is cut loose and easy to skim over the bodice and the waist left slightly full with an elastic, comfortable finish to give it some shape. It has its original belt to add more shape and the finish of the belt gives a nice contrast. The skirt is cut so that it flares out as it nears the hem and I love how the stripes are set to meet at the center seam from neck to hem. The dress presents as excellent but does have some small condition issues described in the notes below.
Unlined and closes with a metal and nylon zipper at the back. Padded shoulders and attached ties at the neck. Elastic through the waist and bias cut silk allows for some flexibility in sizing. The belt is in a grosgrain ribbon base and closes with a combo of flat hooks and a snap. There is slight fading to the shoulders (the worst one is shown in photo 9) and some light marks in the fabric at the front (photo 8). The pattern and color help to hide these and it is otherwise perfect. Priced dramatically lower as a result. This dress has tons of solid wear to it still. The final included detail photo (10) shows sleeve construction
Shoulders: approx 15"
Bust: 18-20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Elastic waist: 13-17" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: to 23" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 15" from top of bodice to waist
Skirt: 29" from waist to hem
Belt will fit to 27 3/4" but could be adjusted by moving the hooks
Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED
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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