1970s Green Printed Ruffled Silk Chiffon Treacy Lowe Dress
Treacy Lowe always started her designs based on her fabric choices and she had an incredible eye for choosing beautiful fabrics. She tended to gravitate towards using the lightest, finest silk tissue gauze that were almost impossible to work with they are so light and airy. The results were dresses like this one that weigh only a few ounces and are incredibly easy to wear and look fantastic. The dress is cut with a slight nod to the Victorian era with a double ruffle neckline that is picked up on each cuff as well. Across the upper bodice the fabric is gathered with tiny cross stitched thatch work for a pretty and romantic detail. The dress flows out from the upper shoulder in a cascade of silk that drapes to the ground. You can wear it loose and easy if you wish or add shape with the long matching fabric tie belt. This swath of fabric is long enough that you could even use it as a head piece. The print on the silk is hand screened and the silk itself is the finest Indian silk you could get at that time. Excellent condition.
The body of the dress is fully lined in silk gauze hand dyed a green to match the exterior silk chiffon. The sleeves are left unlined. It closes with and back zipper and the sash is original to the dress.
Shoulders: 14" across
Bust: 20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Total: 55" from top of strap to bottom hem
Modern Sizing equivalent: XS-SML
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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