janice wainwright

1970s Janice Wainwright Embroidered Chiffon Dress

This dress is so adorable in person it makes me happy to just look at it. Plus, it had the added bonus of having the coveted, earliest Janice Wainwright at Forty Seven Poland Street label. Pieces with this label are from the beginning of her career and for me, really showcase her talent and are among the very best of her work. This pretty little bohemian spirited dress is made of a black polyester chiffon and simply slips over the head to wear. The waist is elastic to allow you to do this and the cut above and below the waist is simple and easy. The bodice has a pretty plunge front and  loose fit through the bust and pleated ruffled finishes on each little wide cut sleeve. Her signature embroidery abounds with a good deal of the front, shoulder and back covered with embroidered flowers. The skirt is swingy and has that same pleated ruffle finish circling the hem. It's just wonderful and could well be off the runway of this very season. A fantastic and versatile piece. Excellent, museum quality condition!

Fully lined with the same chiffon fabric as the exterior and slips over the head with elastic all through the wide waist band. Hidden pockets on each hip.

Shoulders: no true defined seam
Inner lining at bust: to 17" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 11-15" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: to 21" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 12.5" from neck to top of waist band, then the waist band is 3"
Skirt: 25" from bottom of waist band to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-SML

Item# DD2418

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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