A fantastic dress with the most exquisite, border print pure silk crepe in the most beautiful color combination----dusty violet/mauve, deep rose, pink, and touches of gold. Anyone who has owned/worn vintage Carole Little designs, knows that she always chose the most unusual, gorgeous fabrics for her creations and this is no exception---it's truly one of the most gorgeous silk prints I've ever seen. This dress is like new, never worn. It features an ingenious use of the border print on the dolman-sleeved, collared, button front bodice; then the skirt which again features the gorgeous border print along the bottom section. The sumptuous silk fabric is truly one of a kind! From Carole Little for St Tropez West, this is probably from the 1980's, possibly 90's.
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!
Measurements of this wonderful dress are as follows:
Bust: The bodice has dolman style sleeves so it is loose in the bust area (impossible to measure) and narrowing down to wrist length. I wouldn't recommend a bust measurement larger than 37-38"; the ideal would be 34-36".
Waist: elastic stretches from 24" to 34"
Hip: Suitable for no larger than a 38" hip.
Skirt length from waist is approx. 29", circumference at the hem is 40".
Length is 45" from shoulder to hem. Mannequin is approx. 5' 6" and a modern size 6/8 (36"-26"-36") and it fits perfectly on that size. I believe this could fit from a modern size 6 up to an 8 (but check measurements to be sure!), definitely no larger than that.
Condition: Perfect, no stains, spots or rips/holes, clean, no staining or underarm discoloration, I cannot find any issues. Beautiful and looks never worn. Labels intact, "Carole Little for St Tropez West, All Silk" and a size 8 tag. Elastic at waist is in perfect shape and firmly stretchy.
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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