Turquoise chiffon minidress

Kathie Figgins loved this Elle dress because it was unusual at the time. "You didn’t see much pintucking detail on clothes at that time. Most importantly, they were something that I couldn’t have made myself. I always tried to buy garments that were more intricate than I was able to sew."


Credit: Courtesy of Kathie Figgins
Copyright: Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 Licence
Designer: Wendy Ganley
Garment type: Dress
Material: Chiffon
Features: This A-line mini dress has ruffles, a pintucked yoke and sheer sleeves. The back zip is hand stitched in.
Colour: Turquoise
Purchase location: Elle Boutique, 262 Victoria St, Hamilton
Label: Elle
Date: 1965