bonwit teller

1960s Stunning Printed Bonwit Teller Silk Maxi Dress

The fabric on this Bonwit Teller dress is just fabulously insane. It is a heavy weight silk satin that has been hand screened and painted with that killer floral design. A vivid coral has a wildly beautiful floral pattern of pinks and purples and the wonderful design covers every inch of the fabric except the cuffs and collar. The cut is simple and fully covers the body to balance out that sheer impact of color. The neck is high with a chic little black silk satin Peter Pan collar and the sleeves are long and end in a black French cuff. A black sash cinches and the skirt flows to the floor in a A-line column. I love the slit up one side that allows for a flash of leg. It is wonderful! Excellent condition.

Fully lined in a coral silk and closes with a back, painted metal zipper. Each sleeve has a hidden set snaps to close.

Sleeves: 24"
Shoulders: 15"
Bust: 18.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 15" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 14" from top of bodice to empire waist
Skirt: 43" from empire waist to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML

Item# DD1948

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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