1970s Saks Floor Length Sleeve Silk Dress
This fantastic dress only has its Saks Fifth Avenue tag but is without a doubt a designer piece. It is not perfect but pretty close and with a little TLC (or just careful wear) you will get years out of it. It is hard not to love such a strong statement piece. It is certainly one of the most dramatic dresses I have seen and yet it still has a soft and sexy element to it because of that floating, light silk chiffon. The design is bold and vibrant and a mix of bright citrus colors and pinks. That pattern and color combined with those standout sleeves makes for one amazing dress. Each sleeve is a long and dramatic panel of fabric that flows almost to the ground and has little slits through which your arms slip through. They are each a full 58" in length and trail down the sides. The way they move and flow when you move while wearing the dress is just incredible. The skirt flows to the ground in a column of chiffon over an inner skirt and this long slim line is the perfect balance to the sleeves. I love the high neckline and detailed waist. The full coverage through the body really just acts to highlight those sleeves more. The contrast between boldness of the color and the beautiful cut mixed with the volume of the sleeves is incredible. Presents as excellent condition but please review the description below.
The bodice and skirt are fully lined in a matching silky rayon and the sleeves are left unlined. It closes at the back with a painted metal zipper. Boned corset interior. I see some small tears in the fabric around the seams of the arms and at the top of the shoulder. There is also a repair at the back seam a bit and a repair to one of the arm slits. With a little work this would be perfect again.
Bust: 16" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 14.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 60" from neck to skirt hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-SML
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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