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None of my photo's do this justice; I cant get it all in the frame! Let's start by stating that the colour is true to the 2nd, 4th & 5th photos.

The base fabric is a white 'seersucker' stripe with a printed pattern in 4 colours:
Outline - magenta, main fill - salmonly/bubblegum pink, accent colours - orange & lilac.

Description - stick with me: there's alot...

5cm high collar trimmed in mini disk crocheted cotton. Sleeves currently kimono-style and (internally) are open down to the underbust hem. Originally the dress was professionally sewn with kaftan sleeves but it looks like the tailor has hand-stitched them so that they open at the top. Due to professional construction of the dress it would be very easy to open this back up again by unpicking the 2nd handstitches.
Underbust Max - if you lay the dress flat you can see that the sleeves join into this 1st hem where the bodice joins the skirt. I have measured straight across (and doubled it) however if you are more slender than the 86cm the extra material is hidden in amoungst the sleeves and allows you lots of movement.
The skirt (from the bodice down 'Empire' line) The 1st layer overlaps the 2nd longer skirt layer by 16.5cm. The tailor has cleverly taken much of the weight (and heat) out of the dress by attaching the lower tier of the skirt to the lining (there are 2 full widths of fabric in the lower tier). This is the point at which I have measured the 'hips' - its roughly in the right place.
Closes at the back with a long white zip.
The fabric is sound and I can find no holes, rips or fading.
All of the hems are edged in the delicate round 'coin' crocheted cotton lace.

Beautiful as it is this piece offers several reconstruction options

Shoulder to skirt hem - 143cm
Shoulder to underbust hem - 30cm
Shoulder to 'hip' hem - 70cm
Underbust Max (see description for more detail) - 86cm
Hip max (see description for more detail) - 104cm
Neck - 42cm
Underbust to 1st hem - 56cm 16.5cm overlap
Center of neck to edge of sleeve 51.5cm
Edge of collar to edge of bodice - 8cm
Edge of bodice to edge of sleeve 37cm

Body and skirt are fully lined - sleeves are not.

As could be the case in the 70's a professional tailor could make a dress and stitch in a care label without adding their own branding. From the construction of this piece, this looks to be the case. There is a care label stating 'Dry Clean' (although I've handwashed it and it hasnt changed the fabric) but no branding or signs of it being removed.

Shipping refects the weigth of the garment (in that there is lots of material!)
International - is Signed For Surface, Airmail available upton request.
UK - post is Special Delivery (next day & fully insured). Combined postage discount possible but dependant upon item - please get in touch if you are interested.

Original Floor Length 1970s Layered Maxi Kimono Sleeve Festival Dress


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  • Vintage item from the 1970s
  • Material: cotton
  • Ships worldwide from United Kingdom
  • Feedback: 200 reviews
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