Vintage 1970s Indian Dress - The Queen of Them All! Bell Sleeve Gauzy Rustic Cotton Maxi w Embroidery Size XS to M
•Highlights: they don't get much better than this'un; bell sleeves (massive!); self belt; sweeping maxi skirt; loads of volume and detail
•Colors: ivory/cream with colorful hand-embroidered flowers
•Fabric(s): rustic pure cotton
•Closures: rear zipper
•Designer/Labels: the RN number on label points to the Original Madras Trading Company of New York...I couldn't find too much on them, other than they were selling this kind of export-only thing back then and are still around in some form today
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About a modern XS to small-busted M (please add extra room for fit and ease as you desire)
Bust (underarm area measured flat, then doubled) to about 34"/maybe a tight 35"
Waist (empire/high) about 34" then belt to fit
Bodice length, shoulder to empire waist about 14 1/2"
Length from shoulder about 54"
Shoulders seam to seam about 15 1/2"
Sleeves about 23"
Very good vintage shape. 50+ years old.
To note: no blatant issues and presents beautiful, but there are some vague age toning marks on the giant cuffs found if spread flat, a tan spot at the side skirt hem, and many wee foxing dots and freckles on the tips of the sash. See photos.
Sold as-found -- with the vivid embroidery, I'm too nervous to soak this baby. This is my shop partner's piece, it's rare, and I won't risk it. Dress remains a tip-top example of its kind, just show-stopping.
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