GORGEOUS VINTAGE 1980s JAYNA NEW YORK JACQUARD & SILK CHIFFON COCKTAIL DRESS PARTY DRESS DRAPED SWAGS WITH HUGE ARTIFICIAL FLOWER
You will look gorgeous wearing this vintage 1980s jacquard and silk chiffon draped swags cocktail party dress by Jayna - New York in fabulous shades of emerald green and hot pink in a floral design.
Not only are the colors stunning but the design is also as the dress is very detailed unlike dresses nowadays. The fabric on the bodice is beautiful jacquard which shows another design when moved from side to side and the skirt is silk chiffon. The jacquard fabric may be silk as well but I do not know for sure although when the dress was sold to me, the person said it was. The slimming princess style bodice and back has a huge 6" shawl off the shoulder collar with a hook and eye in back. There is a slight bit of enclosed elastic around the shoulder area on the inside of the collar to help keep the collar on the shoulders.
The lowered waistline skirt has a multitude of silk chiffon swags which are absolutely breathtaking as one does not see detailing like this anymore. The crowning glory on the dress is the 7-1/2" double petal silk flower with stemans at the hip line. The dress is beautifully lined with an acetate-like fabric with no exposed seams except in the armholes so there are no seams to rub against one's body. 3" enclosed horsehair stiffener is enclosed inside the lining on the hemline of the skirt so it stands out and gives the dress a smooth hemline. Invisible zipper in the back. Light paper cardboard tag which says "Order - Style - Size - Remarks" as well as the International Ladies Garment Workers Union tag.
This would be a very striking dress to wear as a guest at a wedding, a party, a cruise or any other type of function when you want to look gorgeous!
By: Jayna - New York
Size: Says 6 on the cardboard tag but when I was a size 8 - 10, I tried it on and it nearly fit but go by the measurements for a good fit. Never go by the size tag as the sizes have changed over the years.
Approximate Measurements – This means the measurements of the item listed – not of your own figure. You must be a few inches smaller than the measurements shown.
Bust: 36 stretched tight
Shoulder to shoulder: Cannot really measure it that way because it is cut at angles at the top back but straight across the collar that will rest on one's shoulder, it measures 19-3/4
Waist: 30 - 31 stretched
Length from underarm: 28 - 29
Fabric: Silk jacquard and chiffon with a silky acetate lining
Care: Dry clean
Condition: Very good
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