Colorful enough for you? Soft summer dress features an abstract, watercolor floral print in vivid blues, greens, pinks and purples, with touches of cool white. Roll neck extends into long tails to tie as you like at back. Lapped, cut-in shoulders and gathers along front neckline. Tent shape extends from bust in a wide A-line with slimming center seams front and back. Side seam pockets, nylon Talon Back zip with top hook&eye. Pinked seams. Unlined. You'll stay comfortable all season in this floaty, feminine dress. From the 1960s.
Labels: Kiyomi of Hawaii Div. of Iolani Sportswear, Ltd.
background, courtesy VFG and Iolani: Run by the Kawakami family since 1953, Iolani began as a manufacturer of men's Hawaiian shirts. "Kiyomi" Hirose (d. 10/5/2003), a graduate of New York's Parsons The New School for Design, joined Iolani to create its women's line. She applied the cutting and draping skills she'd learned while training under legendary designer Pauline Trigere to fashion dresses far more figure-flattering than the typical mu'u mu'u shift. Iolani prides itself on keeping all manufacturing in Hawaii.
Fiber/Care: unmarked, cotton blend, washable
Condition: no flaws to note. some sections of the hem look to have been restitched.
*This dress is freshly laundered and ready to wear.*
- note, this dress will fit and flatter a wide range of sizes. on smaller frames, it will be very full around the bust. for the front views, we clipped the dress a bit to better fit Bebe -
bust: up to 47"/119.25cm
waist: up to 54"/137cm
hips: free (the dress gets increasingly wide)
hem sweep: 72"/183cm
length: 40.5"/102.5cm sholder to hem on front
(BDV SKU: 00247-001)
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