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Diane Freis Blue Floral Silk Georgette Dress, 1990s


Diane Freis began her fashion career in the early 1970s and rose to popularity by the 1980s. Her comfortable and easy-to-wear, boho designs were extremely well received by her mostly Californian clientele. Freis’ designs are praised for being light and low-maintenance, perfect for the woman on-the-go.

This circa 1992 dress is done in a vivacious printed georgette. A large floral motif of violet and crimson flowers interspersed by flourishes of green float across a royal blue ground. Beads in matching colors have been stitched on adding both dimension and texture to the fabric.

The dress begins with a plunging V-neck surplice bodice that is lightly gathered into the shirred waist. From there, the skirt drapes to a gorgeous ankle-length lettuce hem. Three-quarter puff sleeves complete this design. This Freis dress is lively and effortless that is the perfect addition to enhance a spring or summer wardrobe.

Size estimate: S/M


Shoulders: 15 inches

Sleeves: 17 inches

Bust: up to 36 inches

Waist: 24-32 inches

Hips: up to 40 inches

Length: 55 inches

At the neckline there are two blue tassels with red beads that can be styled as desired. Additionally, this dress comes with a matching scarf. The dress is lined in a sheer chiffon. The elastic shirred waist provides excellent stretch allowing this dress to simply slip on for wear.

In excellent condition, this dress has been professionally eco dry cleaned and pressed. High-quality vintage pieces like this are yours to live in and love while increasing in value every year. It’s never too soon to start collecting them, as an investment in your wardrobe—and in yourself.

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