1963 Cay Artely Bamboo Print Dress
This adorable dress from 1963 was made by American label, Cay Artely, who were known for their flattering fit and superb tailoring.
She is made of a rayon crepe with an ivory base and has an abstract bamboo print in shades of grey, greenish-gold, green and lilac.
The neckline is faced, and the bodice is lined to the front with a centre seam and a lapped metal zip to the back, finished with a hook & eye.
There is delightful V pleat detailing to the front of the bodice down to the waistband which leads to a full pleated skirt. A hand-finished short sleeve and hemline complete this beauty.
Please note we have styled her with a stretch elasticated belt which is not included with the dress but you can find all our currently available belts here should you wish to add one.
Excellent vintage condition.
All vintage clothing is measured with the garment flat and measurements doubled for width. Please compare these measurements to a garment that fits you well as often there is very little or no give in vintage fabrics.
Bust measurement 42-44" (some room with bodice pleating)
Hip up to 66"
Length from shoulder is 45"
Length from waist 27.5"
Sleeve opening 16"
Shoulder to shoulder back 15"
Our model, Miss Pearl, normally wears a VV size Dorothy and is 5'6" tall.
There is 2" allowance on the hem, 3/4" on the sleeves, 1/2" on the centre front bodice but no other playable seam allowance.