Here is an incredible vintage maxi hot pants outfit, with the best of both worlds: flirty short shorts under a long, slinky full length peek-a-boo sleeveless tunic dress top!
This is perfect Bohemian-wear with art nouveau inspired floral print in a natural yet bright color palette.
Typically, this sort of outfit would have been worn with a choker collar to accentuate the flattering v neckline.
Colors: orange, purple, sage, pink, on creamy white.
Print: floral print of: tulips, morning glory, trumpet vine, zinnias, poppies, day lilies, butterflies, marigolds, lotus, purple bells, dogwood.
Fabric: cool, slinky synthetic, either a rayon or possibly nylon.
Labels: Blue and white ILGWU union label. (1960s vintage)
waist: elasticized, 22" at rest, to 34" at most.
hip: 38" (10" down from waistband)
15 1/2" front rise,
16 1/2" back waistband to crotch.
2 and 1/4" inseam
leg opening: 25" around
No side seams: the shorts are cut in two pieces only (very cool).
Top (zips up the back):
up to 38" bust,
32" under-bust (empire).
12 and 1/2" from shoulder to empire seam.
55" shoulder to hem.
37" across at top of slit: which is 22" down from shoulder.
48" front around back to front at hem. to be worn open (to show shorts underneath).
This would be fun to wear for a cruise, a weekend in Vegas, a summer soire of any sort, cocktail party, night club wear...and absolutely perfect to wear for a Laugh-In themed party!
Condition: freshly hand laundered, hung to dry, and ready to wear. The only thing we'd like to note is that the orange on the bow and front v have a sort of tie-dyed/ombre effect; the tulips all have the same coloring/ombre effect, as well, so we're positive it is intended to be as such.
Upon inspection we found that the underbust seam shows slight strain, but it is sturdy (and wearable) and is not readily visible when worn. We checked the reverse side for construction, and it is fully underlined which helps to stabilize that seam.
We found a tiny section of 7 small snags on the (wearer's left) side on the front orange band running vertically. It is located 19" below the center front bow, so again, not readily visible (please refer to the image with the tape measure, thank you).
We are a member of the Vintage Fashion Guild.