A one-of-a-kind and exclusive article of clothing - the sole one created in existence.
Free Delivery/Returns OK. Estimated time 1-3 weeks.
Get into the autumn groove with this sublime, leaf-turning season empire dress. This marvelous high waist dress allures with an intricately embroidered obi belt bodice featuring court musicians performing among silver chrysanthemums.
The details are truly breathtaking: all the figures are portrayed in individual poses, wearing a variety of clothes and playing different instruments. Even the instruments are minutely decorated with dragons, clouds, and plant motifs. To give it a perfect framing, this gem of a bodice has been paired with a matching kimono skirt in a chic palette of gold, sage, and brown colors. The vintage yukata obi belt combines those two elements together, while long velvet sleeves and frill add femininity and movement to this empire style dress.
The comfortable style of this high waist maxi dress is perfect for everyday wear, while the elevated design and materials make it an excellent option for opulent events or special occasions. This maxi empire dress has a fitted bodice and a wide skirt that flatter an array of different body types. The more form-fitting style opening to a loose and flowy silhouette allows the dress to fall comfortably in all the right places without drawing too much attention to any area.
This empire waist dress is fully lined with the highest grade cotton cupro fabric, breathable and luxuriously smooth, and has an invisible zip at the back. A truly rare and exceptional piece of handmade, vintage art, and - like all of our creations - it is absolutely unique and will never be made again.
APPROXIMATE SIZE: S/M, 36/38 EU size BEFORE PURCHASING, please pay special attention to the measurements given in the listing (and in the pictures) to decide if it will be a good fit for you. Also, please be extra careful checking the length of the empire dress! MEASUREMENTS (also marked on the pictures) Please note that since each dress is made entirely by hand, sizing can vary slightly. Total Length:125cm / 49.2" Shoulder Width: 34cm / 13.3" Chest:92cm / 36.2" High Waist:92cm / 36.2" Hips :200cm / 78.7" Sleeve:63cm / 24.8"
Model hight: 165cm, size 36/38 Europen size FABRIC Bodice - front panel: 100% Japanese silk Bodice - side panels and back: 100% Japanese hemp linen Skirt:100% Japanese silk Belt:Japanese cotton and silk mix Sleeves and frill:Japanese poliester velvet Lining: 100% Japanese Bemberg cupro lining made from cotton(read more about the lining)
CARE INSTRUCTIONS Here are a few things to know to keep your beautiful new empire dress looking its best:
Dry clean only
Silk hates moisture, so keep your piece in a dry space with optimal air circulation allowing it to air out each time you wear it. (read more about storing)
DO NOT GET WET – silk gets water stains.
Lightly spraying with a fabric freshener is okay.
Iron on medium with steam through a cloth.
Please note: All the items in our store are created using vintage pieces that can be over 60+ years old and do have signs of wear. Loose embroidery threads, minor stains, and minimal fading are normal in our garments. Many of these kimonos have been stored away for years and can still have a slight mothball scent even after our rigorous cleaning process. This usually goes unnoticed but may bother those who are sensitive to those kinds of smells. Actual colors may vary. Due to computer monitors displaying colors differently, actual colors of our high waist dresses may vary. We try extremely hard to ensure our photos are as life-like as possible, but please understand the actual color may differ slightly from your monitor. Therefore, we cannot guarantee that the color you see on the monitor accurately portrays the true color of the product.
We offer free international shipping to the majority of the countries. Please note that we are unable to deliver to the countries not covered by Japan Post service.
We process orders within 2-3 business days, excluding weekends and holidays.
Estimated delivery time (excluding porcessing time) is: 1-3 weeks
Please note that these are only estimated times, and delivery may take longer due to the delivery company delays and other unexpected events affecting world transport, e.g., natural disasters, international conflicts, etc. We will not be responsible for any delays caused by such events.
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