This is a truly recycled dress. None of the material except the thread is new! It is comprised of two original tops, the plisse bodice is largely unchanged but the top that became the skirt has been radically altered. The bodice is made of lavender heat set plisse polyester, has a considerable amount of stretch to it and is in very good condition. The changeant taffeta skirt has lavender and burgundy tones, is accented with sequined ribbon applique and shows wear (if you look for it!) predominantly as old stitching lines. The zipper is hidden under the corsage at the dropped waist. This little number was a delight to put together but because of the evident wear is very reasonably priced. It should be dry cleaned because of the construction but all the materials have already survived a washing machine so the choice is yours. The dress is a size EU 34 especially in the hips (fits maximum 84 cm hips, preferably 82) but the top can comfortably accommodate a bust size from 86,5-89,5 cm. The dress is above the knee and the front hem finishes about 83 cm from the neck. The actual total dress length is 87 cm. Even though the skirt is slim fitting it is cut higher on the thigh at the sides which allows for considerable freedom of movement. I get a very strong vision of a vibrant, fit, young, small hipped woman with perhaps relatively broad shoulders or ample bosom wearing this for a special party.
Felix van Driem