Tuesday, August 17, 2010


Certainly you have heard of P. G. Wodehouse's popular comedies involving the great valet Jeeves who often gets his wealthy employers always out of a pickle, but do you know his female counterpart, Sleeves? Probably you haven't heard of Sleevs, as she doesn't actually exist! However, we do love a great chiffon dress with sleeves and this Hanae Mori design from the 1970s mixes East with West in a graphic pattern of purple and black brush strokes and stripes. Just because it is long-sleeved doesn't deter from the dress having a sensual quality and being particularly attractive although modest in the skin it shows. There are times when one needs a dress with sleeves either for modesty reasons or dress codes when attending a religious or political affair; and this is a dress that is sexy and appropriate for those occasions. Wear it to a garden party or dress it up with some epic jewels for a gala that needs a little boho surprise via an unconventionally dressed guest amidst a sea of taffeta poufs!

Hanae Mori silk chiffon purple, black, and white graphic abstract long sleeve dress, c. 1970s. Flexible sizing from Modern 4 to 8 SOLD
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