Unworn 1970s Red Silk Chiffon Tiered Ruffle Skirt Dress

This red silk chiffon dress came from a recent estate sale that was chock full of high end designer pieces that are making their way to the shop. The particular little beauty had no label anymore but still had its original paper hang tag from Martha's, a seven store boutique chain that specialized in high end and couture labels. This is definitely a designer piece and it is a shame that just who it is will remain a mystery but the buyer benefits as you are getting and amazingly well made gown at an extraordinary price. It is so fresh and modern in feel that it could be easily mistaken as a piece from a current runway collection. It is masterfully cut and drapes into place once on to skim over the body and move subtly as you do. The color is absolutely fantastic - the perfect clear red that flatters most skin tones - I think it is even better in person then how it has photoed. It is cut as a column of the finest grade silk chiffon to float over the body and cascades to the floor in a finish of ruffled silk. The bodice is suspended from straps at the shoulder with a dipped neckline. Panels of silk softly drape across the bust and are caught up at the center with pretty silk ties. At the back the panel curves around for a pretty and romantic feel. The skirt falls to the floor and with two extensive tiers of silk sweeping to the floor and creating stunning movement. Excellent condition and the interior tag tells us it has never been worn.

It is made of two layers of silk chiffon over a red silk lining with another layers of red silk chiffon through the bodice. It closes with a hidden set back zipper. Hand finishes. Note the inner paper tag was removed so that it could be dry cleaned and then put back into place. Note the red in person has more of a blue pink undertone then the coral is photoed as.

Bust: to 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: to 15" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips at interior lining: 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 58" from shoulder to back hem with the front hem cut slightly shorter

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED

Item# E591

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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