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Janice Wainwright

Divine soft grey rayon dress by legendary British designer, Janice Wainwright. Famed for her lush embroidery and applique, this dress has both of those features but is in an unusual (for her, anyway) fabric and the colours are muted and romantic. There's a clear 1940s influence here, but with a more voluminous 1970s silhouette. I love the applique flowers around the collar and the sleeve edges, and the matching tie belt is trimmed with a matching grey braid. It's a very voluminous smock shape, but given definition and shape with this belt. A rare and beautiful piece by a very covetable designer.

Measurements:

Bust 50" (worn loose and gathered) - Hips 60" - Length 48"

Fabric:

Rayon

Condition:

Excellent condition. This kind of fabric is quite vulnerable and there are a few small faded spots and very faint watermarks, none of these seem very obvious to me - especially in the body of the dress where they are hidden in the folds when the waist is tied. There are some bumpy bits on the yokes (front and back) which is due to the interfacing fabric. The dress has been dry-cleaned and is ready to wear, please see photos for the details. Sold as vintage.

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