Subtly sexy one-shoulder maxi with empire waist and flowing A-line skirt. Matching shawl, to ward off a chill or provide modesty, has asymmetrical cut, lettice-edge detail, and elongated ties. Botanical fern print in white on the loveliest shade of spring green. Crisp silk blend. Bodice lined in cotton-like blend, skirt lined in silk. Perfect for a bridesmaid. Equally appropriate at a garden party, prom, or any special event. From the 1970s and the Crouch estate.
Photographed (except for the last photo) with a crinoline petticoat, which we found alongside the dress and was certainly worn beneath it. Contact us for a special price if you would like to buy them together.
Labels: Priscilla of Boston
background, excerpted from the VFG label resource: Priscilla Kidder (1916-2003) opened "The Bride's Shop" on Newbury Street in Boston in 1945. She offered handmade dresses with exquisite lace and beading. Upscale department stores began carrying her gowns in the 50s, and the label gained worldwide acclaim when in 1956 Grace Kelly selected a Priscilla design for her bridesmaids. Since then, several high-profile brides have worn Priscilla gowns, including first daughters Luci Johnson (1965), Julie Nixon (1968) and Tricia Nixon (1971). In the 80s, the company expanded to locations across the country and added a line for petites. May department stores purchased the company in 2002. Priscilla of Boston full salon stores opened in 2003. The company was acquired by David’s Bridal, which closed the Priscilla of Boston boutiques at the end of 2010.
Fiber/Care: unmarked, but care label indicates a silk/rayon blend, dry-clean only
Condition: no flaws to note
bust: 35" (89cm) plus gathers
empire waist: 30" (76cm)
hips: 42" (106.5cm) measured 13" below the empire seam
length: 59" (150cm) from top of shoulder to hem on front
hem sweep: lining - 80" (203cm), skirt - 100" (254cm)
main/back section: 51" (129.5cm) long x
42" (106.5cm) wide, not including tie
short/front section: 11.5" (29cm) long x
25" (63.5cm) wide, not including tie
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(BDV SKU: 00426-002)