Take this emerald silk Carolyne Roehm dress, for example. It is age-less. It could be 1960s, but it's not. It could be this season's Carolina Herrera, but it's not. It is from the late 1980s and is a perfect example of investment dressing. The round neck and slight cap sleeves are lady-like, yet the deep V in the back insures this dress is not Granny. With a gathered waist (try it with a great belt) that delivers a very lovely skirt, this dress can be day or evening at anytime of the year. In the winter, throw on some tights with the dress. In the spring, wear this under a belted trench coat. Have a cocktail party to attend? This works like a LBD, but in an alternative color. Take this from your day job to a chic affair simply by adjusting your accessories. Feeling like Audrey Hepburn, throw on some pearls. Want to make a more editorial statement? How about an Alaia belt at the waist? We have long admired Carolyne Roehm's designs. Although her namesake house was open only from 1985 to 1991, she made an imprint on women's fashion that fused the body-conscious designs of the 1980s with an East Side sensibility that was lady-like and perfect her socially active clients.
Carolyne Roehm emerald green silk day dress, c. late 1980s. Modern 4 to 6 SOLD
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