1970s Mollie Parnis Angel Kimono Sleeve Green Silk Dress

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It is hard not to love such a strong statement piece. Dresses with these over-the-top, elaborate sleeves are always a favorite and this one is just super. Despite all that drama created by the sleeves, the almost weightless silk used for it keeps it light and easy. There is still a soft and sexy element to it. The silk used for the dress is beautiful. It is a brilliant green with a ribbon finish that gives the fabric visual interest. This combined with the pretty pops of color in the pattern is fabulous. The sleeves are the star of the show on this dress. Each is a dramatic panel of fabric that flows down from the shoulders. They are each a full 28" in length and trail down the sides. The way they move and flow when you move while wearing the dress is just incredible. The full length skirt is the perfect balance to the sleeves. On the bodice, I love the high neck. Again, the full coverage through the body really just serve to highlight those incredible sleeves. The contrast between the colors and the beautiful cut mixed with the volume of the sleeves is wonderful. Excellent condition.

The bodice and skirt are fully lined in a matching green silk and the sleeves are unlined. It closes at the back with a painted metal zipper.

Shoulders: 15"
Sleeves: 17.5" from shoulder to edge with a 28" drop from top to bottom
Bust: 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 13" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: to 23" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 17" from top of bodice to waist
Skirt: 37" from waist to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED

This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival.

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  • Seller Location
    Toronto, Canada
  • Reference Number
    LU128464152
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