It's hard to believe this gorgeous silk chemise dress is nearly 90 years old! Deep, rich peachy salmon silk with vertical pleating on the identical front and back (wear it either way round). Tiniest cap sleeves, straight silhouette. Hand-made ecru lace trims the neckline and hand-crocheted medallions trim the dropped waist front and back. Extensive hand sewing. Darts front and back at bust line. Cotton tape finishes drop-waist interior seam. Completely wearable, and versatile enough to go from day to evening, casual to formal, with a quick change of accessories.
From the Dunbar estate.
Fiber/Care: silk with cotton trim, carefully hand wash or dry-clean
Condition: Excellent. Fabric is strong. there are a few minor pulls, a couple pin holes visible only when holding the dress up to a bright light, and the lace has been retacked to the collar at a couple spots. A sash may originally have threaded through the crocheted medallions.
*This dress has been professionally dry-cleaned and is ready to wear.*
bodice: 27" down center to drop-waist
hip: 44" at drop-waist seam
skirt length: 9.75" from drop-waist, plus 2.25" hem
Note: Dress is a shimmery, deep salmon-peach tone, not orange.