Pinwheel Painted Chiffon Dress


Sheer chiffon overlay cocktail dress by Zandra Rhodes. A floaty, feminine dress showcasing Rhodes' love of textiles prints that's appropriate for any event and can take you from day through night. A sheer chiffon "top" layer features a whimsical pinwheel swirl motif on a pointed diamond background adorned with delicate tassels that sits atop a fitted "skirt" layer with the same motif trimmed in woven ribbon. High round neck is dotted with tiny pearl beads and lightly padded unlined sheer long sleeves with button closure. Fully lined in an opaque silk lining with zipper back and keyhole button at the back neck. Silk sash tie belt included is a half shade darker, and can be tied over the top, under the top, or around the neck for light contrast. We would wear with a thin strappy white and long pearl drop earrings for an effortless, artistic look. Cornflower blue, white, pearl, dark navy, dark cornflower blue.

-Condition: Excellent
*Small spot on sash belt (pictured); does not affect overall style and not visible depending how it's tied. Not necessary for the final look. Lining under top has a small stain; not visible, covered by the chiffon overlay
-Estimated Size: 6
-Material: Silk (no fabric contents)

-Bust (from Lining): 36"
-Waist (from Lining): 30"
-Hip: 37"
-Sweep: 38"
-Length (Center Front to Waist at Lining): 13"
-Length (Waist at Lining to Hem): 19.5"
-Shoulder-to-Shoulder: 15.5"
-Sleeve Length: 21"
-Tie: 68" x 6.5"


Please note that garment specs are the total measurement in inches, taken flat from the outside face unless noted otherwise. Please be sure to leave enough allowance for ease of movement and comfort, especially when considering the fit of a lined jacket or coat. We recommend comparing against measurements of clothing with which you are familiar with the fit. Check out these this great tutorial if you are unsure how to measure your garments: Illustrated Measuring Guide

Please read all descriptions and measurements, and purchase carefully. Due to the unique nature of vintage items, all sales are final. 



Bent Knee Mannequin
-Size: 4
-Bust: 33.5"
-Waist: 25.5"
-Hip: 35"
-Inseam (to ankle): 32"


Extended Leg Mannequin
-Size: 2
-Bust: 31"
-Waist: 25"
-Hip: 34"
-Inseam (to ankle): 33"

COVID-19 Shipping Updates

as of 10/29/2020


In light of the current carrier service interruptions due to COVID-19, we have updated our shipping policies. For domestic orders we are offering a $5 flat rate shipping promotion, in addition to UPS ground and expedited services for an additional cost We have upgraded all international orders to ship via UPS or DHL at your preference.
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DHL: As of October 28, 2020, DHL Express is adding an Emergency Situation Surcharge to most shipments.
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