An absolutely DIVINE 100% silk super-floaty chiffon, flowing many-layered rich-bohemian dress in delicious candy pink 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. This one is just mouthwateringly gorgeous with its soft, cascading silk layers of light pink and the palest of lavender print--all of the fabrics Nancy used in her creations have such a wonderful vintage look. Super full, intricately constructed handkerchief hemmed silk chiffon double skirt that features an asymmetrical hem of tons and tons of scarf-like points, lined bodice, double layered fluted-handkerchief sleeves. (My mannequin is too small for the dress--it will look sensational on the correct size!) See all photos for all the views of this exquisite fairylike piece. Timeless beauty and style that transcends decades---a perfect dance, vintage tea, wedding or garden party dress. I've collected and owned a lot of Nancy Johnson dresses and THIS one is one of the most beautiful I've ever had!
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 sublime dress are as follows:
Bust measures 40", wearer's measurement should be no larger than 38".
Waist: 34"--again, wearer's waist should be no larger than 30-31"; this bodice should fit comfortably/lightly, not snugly!
Hip: 42", " " hip measurement should be no larger than 40".
Length varies from 46"to 52" from shoulder to hem depending on the measurement at the shortest and longest hem points; this fits and drapes SO beautifully on the body for a multitude of sizes. I believe this could fit from a modern size 10-12 to possibly a smaller-busted 14 (but check measurements to be sure!), definitely no larger than that.
Condition: Excellent condition, no stains, spots or rips/holes, clean, no staining or underarm discoloration, I cannot find any issues whatsoever. Beautiful fabric that looks very 1930s! Labels intact, "Nancy Johnson", 100% silk and a vintage size 14 tag.
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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