70s BIBA maxi dress in a soft pastel shell pink brushed cotton. The silhouette is remiscent of an Edwardian nightshirt, with a high choker neckline buttoned with small mother of pearl buttons down to the chest. Curved band across the top of the bust with gathers for fullness. Inset shoulder with puffed design and an elegant balloon sleeve with cinched cuff. Dress falls freely from the bust down. Woven black and gold BIBA label to the inside neck.
Dress is pictured with a petticoat which is not included in the sale.SIZE
The dress is not labeled with a size but fits approx like a XS-S, mostly just the shoulders and neck that are fitted, dress itself is very free flowing but bust would look best on a smaller bust as the gathers aren't meant to be stretched. For your best fit please refer to the measurements.
Fit on model: as shown
Chest: 38" (this is meant to fit loosely so would best suit at least 4-5" smaller, I would advice for 30-33" bust)
Sleeve from underarm to cuff: 19"
Shoulder seam to shoulder seam: 10" (the shoulder seams on this are intentionally inset, this fits a lot wide due to the puff/volume of the sleeve.)
(There is a 1.5" hem on this)
Good condition. Some slight pilling to the fabric. One tiny darned hole by the side seam approx at the hip. Small fray hole and tiny signs of wear to the cuff slit. See photos.