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Spring 1974 Oscar de la Renta Silk Chiffon Coral Caftan Dress

Perfect for the upcoming season, this amazing Oscar de la Renta silk chiffon dress is just wonderful. It is completely bias cut form a fine, light, scarf weight silk that moves with you. It is made from an almost weightless silk in a beautiful coral orange color that will work on almost any skin tone. It flows down from the shoulders, cascading over the body in a delicious flow of bias cut silk. The hem dips longer at the front center and back and is finished with pretty pointed edging. Each side under the arm dips into a low V to mimic this detailing at the hem. The sleeves are equally incredible and each is cut very wide and full and here we have that same pointed hem finish with the inside parts of the sleeve longer the the sides at the top of the arm. Each sleeve is also left completely open on its inner seam. Once on this flows and loves around you in the most beautiful of ways. Easy to wear and very beautiful. Presents well but please review the notes below

Unlined and cut on the bias with hand finished hems. Slips on the wear. There is the faintest of storage marks on the inner part of the sleeve that you do not see once on and have to hunt for when it is lying flat. A couple of teeny pinhead thinning of the fabric near the hem. There is also a slight fading and a small pencil head size hole that seems stable on one shoulder It held up perfectly to cleaning so these are strong and stable. The bias cut silk allows for an easy for on a winder range of sizes. This was originally priced at $750 but since listing we found the flaw on the shoulder so have reduced it substantially

Sleeves: 29" approx.
Shoulders: no defined seam
Bust: 14.5-20+" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: open
Hips: open
Length: 56" from neck to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-MED

Item# DD2731

Reference Photo: Spring 1974 Oscar de la Renta Runway photo from the book "Oscar De La Renta: The Retrospective" by Jennifer Park and Molly Sorkin.

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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