Absolutely mouthwateringly gorgeous 100% silk super-floaty, flowing ruffled rich-bohemian dress by the one and only Diane Freis, designer to celebrities and stars in the 70's and 80's. This one is just scrumptious with its exquisite print of pink peonies and periwinkle blue flowers on an ivory background. An ultra feminine dress with its multi-layered, super full flared bias skirt with a ruffled drape overlay across the front, full balloon sleeves ending in buttoned cuffs (you could push these up to elbow length for a different sleeve look) This has Diane Freis' signature deep-V crossover double-ruffled neckline and elastic waist. Fully lined in ivory silk georgette and has a wonderful, long, super-wide matching sash of the same material that you could either tie around the waist or use as a bohemian head wrap/scarf! See all photos for all the views of this beautiful vintage dress.
IMPORTANT: PLEASE, please be sure to read ALL of the description especially the measurements and condition, and examine ALL the photos, BEFORE asking questions; and do be absolutely positive this piece will fit your requirements, as there are no refunds or returns.
I'm a degreed and experienced textile scientist/antique garment restorer and seamstress, and I very, very carefully note any and all condition issues or repairs to every piece of antique/vintage clothing that I'm selling, so I can't stress enough that even if they're in pristine condition, remember they are all decades old and NOT new clothing, so if you desire modern perfection please don't purchase vintage! I don't do layaways or take offers, so please don't ask, thank you. Jewelry/accessories/props in photos are not included and not for sale.
I love antique and vintage clothing and have collected it for years, as well as having a longtime design career including doing costume & restoration work for major movie studios and museums....I've translated that love to my own contemporary creations as well as now offering some choice pieces of my extremely large collection of vintage and antique beauties!
Measurements of this delicious dress are as follows:
Bust max: up to about 40" (this is a loose, surplice style crossover V front, open to the waist as is typical with Diane Freis designs)
Elastic waist stretches from 24" to 30"
Hip: free, flared skirt is very very full
Skirt length from waist is approx. 35", keep in mind this may fall shorter on longer depending on the size of one's hips
Length is 54-56" from shoulder to asymmetrical hem; this fits and drapes SO beautifully on the body for a multitude of sizes, as you can see. Mannequin is approx. 5' 6" and a modern size 8 so this is an ankle length-to-full length dress for most, I wouldn't recommend it for a very petite person. I believe this could fit up to a modern size 12 quite comfortably.
Condition: I can't find a flaw on it, looks never worn; perfect and clean. Elastic waistline is in perfect shape, no stretching or looseness. Just gorgeous! Labels intact, "Diane Freis Original". No size tag.
Please make sure this will suit you as to measurements and style before you purchase; I don't do alterations or accept returns.....Also, please be sure to read my shop policies/shipping info in full before you purchase (click on "policies" on my main shop page). Do check my other listings for more gorgeous vintage and antique clothing including many more silk 70's and 80's designer pieces coming up very soon, as well as my own very popular antique-style hats, accessories & vintage/antique china and decor items.....I try to list new items at least weekly....Thanks for visiting!