Late 1970's or early 1980's assumed couture vintage dress in navy blue silk chiffon with white trim. The dress was originally purchased at Martha Boutique, and has 4 layers of sheer chiffon rectangles on either side over a solid blue underdress. The sleeves zip at the cuffs and appear to effortlessly fit into the design as if they are one of the tiers. The dress buttons up the front with hexagonal buttons and is truly an exceptional piece.
This dress only has the Martha Boutique label but is clearly designer made if you look at the perfect alignment of the seams and layers. This came from a prominent estate of a socialite in New York City who was a patron of the arts and owned mainly couture pieces made by the best designers of the times. We have had several dresses from this estate and the ones that aren't labeled are some of the most beautiful - if only we knew who designed them!
Wear this dress in the evening or in the day, depending on the shoes, accessories and jewelry!
We estimate this dress to fit a modern day US size 4 but please use the measurements as a guide.
SLEEVES from shoulder seams: 23.5"
SHOULDERS seam to seam across the back: 14.5"