Size: XS to S
Bust: measures 35.5” flat to fit approx. 34” (best for C cup size, or possibly larger)
Waist: measures 26.5” flat to fit approx. 25” to 26”
Length: 42” from shoulder to hem
Underarm to waist length: 8”
Waist to hem length: 26”
This aqua blue chiffon, early 1960s cocktail or party dress features a full, pleated skirt and a sleeveless, skinny-strap, fitted bodice. The fitted waist can be accented with the matching/contrasting fabric sash: aqua blue on one side and bright green on the other. Because the semi-sheer fabrics of the sash are laid over one another, it turns the color into a vivid aqua-green mix, when worn. The sash is longer to tie into a large bow, as shown--or it can hang down longer over the skirt, if knotted instead. The dress bodice has bust darts and vertical seaming for shaping. The flat pleats of the skirt are neatly gathered into the waist seam. The dress is fully lined with aqua acetate taffeta. (I believe that the chiffon fabric is also acetate, but it could also be rayon or a rayon/acetate blend—definitely a synthetic, in any case.) The skirt lining appears to hang a bit lower than the chiffon outer layer—perhaps the chiffon shrank up just a bit when dry-cleaned—or perhaps the ling fabric will pull up a bit when worn over the appropriately-sized body, since our mannequin is a bit too small for it…Either way, the chiffon outer layer of the skirt has a very deep hem, if more length is needed. The dress fastens in back with a metal zipper. It is in very good condition with just a few tiny, nearly invisible picks in the chiffon, one small worn spot on the back of the skirt (see photo), and the aforementioned skirt lining length issue. It is shown here without a crinoline, but it could certainly accommodate a small-to-medium crinoline underneath. The two-tone sash adds a fun, extra pop of color to this mid-century party dress!