Gorgeous ivory 100% silk chiffon super-floaty, flowing, superb sheer late 70's-early 80's dress, this beauty is just scrumptious with its exquisite satin stripe sheer floaty layers....perfect for a beach wedding! 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 full flaring skirt made up of an underskirt overlaid with two more flaring double silk bias overskirts. The bodice is also beautifully made with an ivory silk crepe sleeveless underbodice overlaid with two layered upper and lower capelike flounces forming butterfly 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!
Measurements are as follows:
Bust max: up to about 37", definitely no larger than that.
Waist max: Elastic is good, stretches from 22" to 30"
Hip: underskirt up to about 37", no larger; overskirts are very full and flowy
Skirt length from waist is approx. 31", keep in mind this may fall shorter on longer depending on the size of one's hips
Length is 44"-45" from shoulder to hem; this fits and drapes SO beautifully, it's marked a 6. Mannequin is approx. 5' 6" and a modern size 6 (36-26-36); it fit the mannequin exactly so I would not recommend larger than those measurements.
Condition: Very good condition and clean, no rips, holes or damages, does have a few very very faint pale pink marks on the inner bodice lining (which doesn't show anyway), but I don't see any spots on the dress. Labels are intact, designer's "The Silk Farm Designed by Icinoo" label, plus marked a size 6. Original sash scarf in very good 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).
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PLEASE NOTE I DO NOT SELL OR SHIP TO CHINA, ASIA, RUSSIA, AFRICA, ITALY & several other areas. Do not attempt to circumvent this by using a freight forwarder as your order will be CANCELED, unfortunately I have had to implement this new policy thanks to scammers from certain eastern countries.