Vintage 1960s Miss Elliette Hostess Dress Palazzo Pant Suit Peach Chiffon Size L
Brand Poppy's Vintage Clothing
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This is a hostess “dress” or pant suit, consisting of palazzo type pants and a top, both in a peach coloured pleated chiffon fabric. The top could be worn on its own as a dress, so this is like a 2 for 1. The top is sleeveless and has a ruffled neckline. The pants are cut very wide. The chiffon is over an acetate base. It has a matching belt, but the belt is not in the best condition - the surface fabric is creased and a little delaminated in places, but the belt could be replaced, if desired. The top and pants both close with a metal zipper at the back.
Label: Miss Elliette California. Elliette Ellis was born in Montreal, but moved to New York to attend art school, eventually deciding on a fashion career. After being married, she moved to Los Angelles, where she set up her clothing business in 1952. She specialized in feminine looking styles, using chiffon extensively.
Age: late 1960s, maybe very early 1970s
Sizing: No size is indicated, and although this should fit a large size, please note the following measurements for fit, using the acetate base fabric (chiffon will add to the measurements):
Bust: 40” around, taken at the underarm opening, but probably should fall loosely
Waist: 46” around, uncinched, should be cinched with belt, but could be worn loose at the waist
Length: 34”, measured flat (acetate base)
Waist: 31” around
Leg inseam: 33” at the bottom of the chiffon, 27” acetate base only
Length: 42” acetate base
Condition: Except for the aforementioned belt, it is in very good condition, no holes, wear, tear, staining or odour. This has been very well cared for over the years.
This is a wonderful hostess outfit - floaty chiffon, great pleating, perfect period piece!