janice wainwright

1970s Silk Net Janice Wainwright Dress

This is an unusual and wonderful Janice Wainwright dress! The outer shell of the dress is entirely done on fine silk netting upon which has been applied pinky salmon and pale yellow-green colored strips of a woven ribbon. Under this exterior is a matching dusty pink silk crepe inner dress. It is cut almost flapper style with no defined waist and a tubular body. A flirty low dropped skirt finishes the bottom. I love how the striping of the ribbon applique has been used to define the neck, hem and sleeves! The dress comes with its original wide fabric belt that I have used to cinch in the waist for these photos but you can use in dozens of ways - a scarf, belted low on the hip or as a head piece! The neckline has a ribbon looped through so you can adjust the width in quite a bot or wear it wider and expose more of the shoulder. Excellent, appears unworn, condition

The dress is lined through the body in a matching silk crepe with the sleeves and upper shoulders left unlined. It slips over the head to wear. It has its original tie belt in matching fabric. The width of the neckline is adjustable.

Shoulders: no defined seam
Bust: The attached silk under dress is 18" from side seam to side seam, and widens to 21" as it nears the hem
Total length: 45" from shoulder to bottom hem

Modern Sizing equivalent: MED

Item# DD485

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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