Another breathtaking 100% silk super-floaty chiffon, flowing many-layered rich-bohemian dress by the one and only Nancy Johnson, whose gorgeous vintage-inspired designs graced the pages of famed Victoria magazine in the 1980s (Victoria magazine, August 1988, pgs. 76-87)---her beautiful fabrics and very vintage style designs are strongly reminiscent of 1920's and 1930's style. I've had three of this gorgeous dress style in various sizes, and this one is the last! So beautifully feminine with its exquisite print of various shades of peach and ivory--all of the fabrics Nancy used in her creations have such a wonderful vintage look. Super full, multi-paneled bias-cut silk chiffon double skirt that has a "handkerchief" draped effect in front, lined bodice, double layered fluted-ruffle sleeves, and a long self-fabric, attached sash that can be tied in either the front or the back (I think it looks best in front) See all photos for all the views of this beautiful vintage dress. Timeless beauty and style that transcends decades---a perfect dance, vintage tea, wedding or garden party 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!
Measurements of this wonderful dress are as follows:
Bust max: up to about 37". This is a softly fitted style bodice in the manner of clothing from the 1920's.
Waist max: up to 30"
Hip: free, flared bias cut double skirt is very full
Skirt length from waist is approx. 31-32", 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 on the body for a multitude of sizes, as you can see. Mannequin is approx. 5' 6" and a modern size 6/8 and it fits perfectly on that size. I believe this could fit from a modern size 4/6 up to an 8 (but check measurements to be sure!), definitely no larger than that.
Condition: Excellent, no stains, spots or rips/holes, very clean, no staining or underarm discoloration, I cannot find any issues. Beautiful fabric! Label intact, "Nancy Johnson", 100% silk. No size tag but an identical dress I had previously that was marked 8 measured exactly the same as this one.
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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