1960s Clothing

Silk hostess gown 1960s dress Bonnie Cashin S-M

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Size: S-M
Bust: measures 40” flat to fit approx. 38-39”
Waist: measures 29” flat to fit approx. 28”
Hip: free
Length: 56” from shoulder to hem
Underarm to waist length: 8”
Waist to hem length: 41”
Sleeve length: 16” long. (Sleeves measure 13” around at biceps)
Shoulder to shoulder: approx. 14-15” (no shoulder seams/illusion bodice)
Label: Bonnie Cashin for Dorian

This blue-green silk organza hostess gown is a 1960s design by Bonnie Cashin for Dorian. Exemplifying the designer's focus on a garment's  ease of use as well as its beauty, this is one evening dress that is both easy to get into and out of (via the button-front), and will also be comfortable to wear (with a long and wide, attached sash, to cinch the waist as much or as little as you choose). The three-quarter-length sleeves are straight, yet moderately full-cut, so that you can actually move your arms while hosting your guests! The gorgeous, face-framing, ruffled cape collar hides a subtly sexy surprise: a sheer, sweetheart style, illusion neckline (the shoulders are sheer and unlined, with a sweetheart-shaped lining underneath). The dress fastens in front with covered buttons from the neckline to midway down the length of the skirt: opening low enough that the gown will be easy to step into with mussing your hair or make-up--and easy to take off, after a long evening! Although it looks like a lot of dress, this hostess gown is very lightweight, due to the use of light-as-a-feather, silk organza fabric. The blue and green floral organza is lined with plain aqua blue acetate taffeta, except for the sleeves and illusion bodice/shoulders, which are unlined. This gorgeous 1960s dress by innovative designer Bonnie Cashin is in excellent condition.

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