1960s cheongsam dress bamboo print silk XS

1960s Clothing

Was: $65.00
Now: $35.00



Size: XS
Bust: measures 33” flat to fit approx. 32”
Waist: 25.5” flat to fit approx. 24-25”
Hip: measures 37” flat to fit approx. 34”
Length: 37.5” from shoulder to hem
Underarm to waist length: 7”
Sleeve length: 6.5” long with 11” opening
Shoulder to shoulder: 12.75”
Side slits: 15.5” long (starting 8” below waist/approx. at hip level)
Label: paper style/size label only

This abstract bamboo print, early 1960s silk cheongsam dress has very high side slits—show off your “stems”, or add a fitted capri pant underneath for a chic, mid-century tunic look. It would also be lovely worn over a fitted skirt, or even modern leggings! The dress has classic, Asian-inspired elements, including a high “mandarin” collar, a decorative (non-functional), diagonal button-front bodice, short sleeves, darts for shaping the hourglass silhouette, and the aforementioned high side slits. The lightweight silk fabric is lined with gold acetate taffeta. Although the faux button-front echoes Asian cheongsam or qipao style dresses, this Western-made version actually fastens in back with a metal zipper. Dating to approximately the first half of the 1960s, the dress is in excellent to mint condition.