Fabulous and classic 100% silk vivid teal blue and sea green satin-stripe flowing, superb late 70's-early 80's dress, this like-new beauty is just scrumptious with its exquisite bright hand-dyed-look overprint on satin-striped and sheer silk chiffon. The Silk Farm dresses were sold in only the top high-end stores back in the day, and famous for their exquisite designs and colors. Such a timeless, beautiful and wearable style, very classic in silhouette with long sleeves, a draped cowl-style neck at the front, full drapey sleeves with cuffs and a gently gathered skirt with a matching wide scarf sash; this one has the original separate underslip of rich sea green pure silk crepe. It's like a gorgeous butterfly and floats just as lightly.....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! This would be perfect for a mother of the bride or groom, it's absolutely feather light and ideal for spring/summer. See all photos for all the views of this beautiful vintage dress. Please check all measurements below!
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!
Marked vintage size 12, Measurements of this delicious dress are as follows, please be sure you note the measurements of the crepe underslip as well.
Bust max: up to about 38", no larger than that; Slip bust measures 36" max.
Waist: Max 38", elastic is in good shape and still stretchy.
Hip: free on the dress, full gathering; hip measurement on the slip is 40".
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 54" from shoulder to hem; this fits and drapes SO beautifully on the body, as you can see. Mannequin is approx. 5' 6" and a modern size 6/8 (36-26-36); this dress fits the mannequin nicely, I believe a size 8 and maybe a 10 could wear it as well.
Pull over style, fastens at back neck with one button, has three buttons on each cuff.
Condition: Excellent unworn condition on both the dress and the slip, I don't see any flaws, bright and clean, no spots, stains, rips or snags, no signs of any wear. Label is intact "The Silk Farm" label, plus marked a size 12. Matching scarf belt in perfect condition 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!
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
I do not share buyer's personal information with ANY source other than Etsy, for the sole purpose of fulfilling the buyer's order or communicating with the buyer; I do not use buyers' personal information for marketing, advertising etc.