Although it’s of a simple cut, the novelty sleeves, lovely fabric and excellent tailoring make this a special gown for a relaxed day at home or casual event. The sleeves are slit to the shoulder with purple lining.
I’m guessing that this dress was made in the early 1960’s and has a Hawaiian maker’s label inside. Certain details hint at it’s correct age.
I always admire how well women of the past looked after their clothing. Add that to the superior quality of the garments to begin with, and many are preserved today in wonderful condition for us to wear, study and enjoy. With apologies to a few designers who continue to believe in elegance and quality, I’m not sure that women 30 or 40 years from now will find much of anything made after 1990 that has lasted that long, and it won’t be much of a loss . . . . . .
MORGANA MARTIN, THE MAGICVINTAGESPY
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