1970s Vintage Hippie Dress Maiden Heaven Afghanistan Sz S M
Brand Poppy's Vintage Clothing
This is a wonderful vintage hippie dress that was made in Afghanistan, probably during the early 1970s. The dress is made in a traditional Afghani style that was very popular with young people/hippies during the late 60s and early 70s. This is an especially nice example with a patchwork of floral and geometric patterned fabrics, finely embroidered bodice and a triangular metallic embroidered and mirrored centre piece with a black rosette at each corner. The front and back both have black pleated panels down the middle of the dress and the dress is cut with a wide flare down to the hemline. The sleeves are cut wide and the dress has a high waistline. The bodice and upper back are lined in a printed fabric while the rest of the dress is unlined. There are no openings, so the dress simply fits over the head.
Age: early to mid 1970s
Label: Maiden Heaven Made in Afghanistan 100% Cotton CA02721. The CA number belongs to Morningstar Trading of Toronto.
Sizing: Size 10 is indicated, but this is a vintage sizing, so please note the following measurements for fit, keeping the style of the garment in mind and that it has to fit over your head (please measure your body or a similar garment that you might own for comparison):
Shoulders: 17” estimated at 3” past embroidered panel
Sleeves: 22” long from the estimated shoulder
Sleeve inseam: 19 1/2”
Bust: 34” around, taken across the armpits
Waistline: 36” around
Hips: 46”, meant to fall in pleats
Hemline: 154” around
Overall length: 44", measured flat from the top to the hemline
Condition: It is in excellent condition with no wear, tear, stains or odour. This dress was well cared for and stored over the years.
This is an exceptional example of one of these dresses - very pretty with lovely hippie chic style....