FABULOUS and very Stevie 100% silk chiffon super-floaty, flowing, superb shimmery late 70's-early 80's dress in a luscious shade of chocolate brown, this beauty is just scrumptious with its exquisite satin striped sheer chiffon sparked with threads of glittering metallic gold. Be sure to view the video so you can see how gorgeous the fabric is! Icinoo/The Silk Farm dresses were sold in only the top high-end stores back in the day. Such a timeless, beautiful and wearable style, with a flaring double full circle skirt in two layers, all cut on the bias for maximum draping and floatiness! The bodice is also beautifully made, with a sleeveless underbodice overlaid with a slightly blouson top/fluttery cape sleeves. Silk Farm dresses are highly sought after by vintage clothing collectors because of the high quality of the silk fabric and wonderful flowing designs; this is a prime example and in excellent condition--even still has the original sash! See all photos for all the views of this beautiful vintage dress.
IMPORTANT: PLEASE, please be sure to read ALL of the description especially the measurements and condition, and examine ALL the photos, BEFORE asking questions; and do be absolutely positive this piece will fit your requirements, as there are no refunds or returns. I'm a degreed and experienced textile scientist/antique garment restorer and seamstress, and I very, very carefully note any and all condition issues or repairs to every piece of antique/vintage clothing that I'm selling, so I can't stress enough that even if they're in pristine condition, remember they are all decades old and NOT new clothing, so if you desire modern perfection please don't purchase vintage! I don't do layaways or take offers, so please don't ask, thank you. Jewelry/accessories/props in photos are not included and not for sale.
I love antique and vintage clothing and have collected it for years, as well as having a longtime design career including doing costume & restoration work for major movie studios and museums....I've translated that love to my own contemporary creations as well as now offering some choice pieces of my extremely large collection of vintage and antique beauties!
This is a small dress; measurements are as follows:
Bust max: up to about 35", definitely no larger than that, this dress is snug on the mannequin. (Though the outer layer is somewhat looser, this is the measurement of the inner bodice layer)
Waist max: 32", elastic is mostly stretched out, but it does have the original scarf sash.
Hip: open, skirt is very full, flowy and cut on the bias
Skirt length from waist is approx. 32", keep in mind this may fall shorter on longer depending on the size of one's hips
Length is 49" from shoulder to hem; this fits and drapes SO beautifully but is meant for a small size, though it's marked a vintage 10 it fits modern sizes much smaller. Mannequin is approx. 5' 6" and is 36-26-36; it fit the mannequin, but rather snugly so I would suggest only for small or extra small sizes.
As it has an inner bodice of the same fabric, this dress did not originally come with a slip.
Condition: Other than the very narrow elastic at the waist no longer being stretchy I can't find a flaw on it, excellent condition and clean, no spots, stains, rips, holes or damages, Just gorgeous! Labels are intact, designer's "The Silk Farm Designed by Icinoo" label, plus marked a (vintage) size 10. Original sash scarf in excellent shape too.
Please make sure this will suit you as to measurements and style before you purchase; I don't do alterations or accept returns.....Also, please be sure to read my shop policies/shipping info in full before you purchase (click on "policies" on my main shop page).
Do check my other listings for more gorgeous vintage and antique clothing including many more silk 70's and 80's designer pieces coming up very soon, as well as my own very popular antique-style hats, accessories & vintage/antique china and decor items.....I try to list new items at least weekly....Thanks for visiting!
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