Top skirt layer is a few inches shorter than the underlay. Both layers are slit to the thigh on the left side of the skirt. The empire style bodice is assembled from pieced crepe de chine and the front solid black section is embroidered with chrysanthemum flowers & cherry blooms in shapes & colors drawn from the landscape print of the skirt. Thin black silk spaghetti straps support the bodice.
Inside hanging ribbons are attached to safely store the dress when not worn. There is an invisible nylon zipper up the back. All seams are carefully bound so they will not fray.
The skirts are hand hemmed as couture silk skirts should be. The Sue Wong Label is attached on the inside of the bodice. There is no size Tag in the dress. Length of dress is 56 from shoulder to hem. Shoulder straps have been set to fit a woman 5'6 tall.
But there is extra length available if you need them to be made longer. This is easily accomplished by a seamstress. My mannequin his a contemporary size 6 & has a 35 bust so dress did not close all the way at the back - see the top inch where it could not be zipped up in photo.
There is no stretch in this fabric. Dress is designed to allow for alterations in the underarm seams so that you can get it fitted perfectly to your figure by a professional seamstress. There is a lot of extra fabric in the side seams and the bust area can easily be let out or taken in and custom fitted. I showed dress to my alterations specialist to be sure & she said this could easily be done.This is a beautiful dress. It was worn only once for about 2 hours by the mother of the bride at a wedding in the Los Angeles Japanese Art Museum. It is in perfect condition. This item is in the category "Clothing, Shoes & Accessories\Women\Women's Clothing\Dresses". The seller is "ladyviolettedecourcy" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South Africa, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Republic of Croatia, Malaysia, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Kitts-Nevis, Saint Lucia, Montserrat, Turks and Caicos Islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei Darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French Guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman Islands, Liechtenstein, Sri Lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macau, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion.