1980s Ivory Silk Dress with Couture Level Finishes

This little dress is a bit of an enigma. It came as part of a lot of items and it has no tag or information. Off the hanger it looks like a bot of nothing but once on the mannequin I realized that it has very good lines and drape. Inside, the finish is to couture levels with hand done inner seam edges, as are the outer seams. All signs of a little gem that has sadly lost its label. It is made form a ivory silk of a good weight and is cut on the bias. It has an unusual zipper closure that zips down to the slit at the side of the leg rather then up the body as a zipper is usually placed. The collar is soft and high around the neck and the sleeves are cut long with zippers at each cuff to keep them properly in place and each is finished in a gather of soft pleats along those zipper. At the side sits two long panels of fabric I have ties loosely. More soft gathers sit along the zipper there to create an interesting drape technique. It is simple and easy but very, very well made. Excellent condition

Unlined with couture level finishes. Closes with a side zipper and zippers set at each cuff. The bias cut will allow for a range of sizes as long as the shoulders fit.

Sleeves: 31"
Shoulders: 14"
Bust: to 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: to 15" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: to 20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 53" from neck to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-MED

Item# E643

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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