Early 1970’s Geometric print maxi dress by Jean Varon (John Bates)


Early 1970’s Geometric print maxi dress by Jean Varon (John Bates)

This iconic early 70’s dress has a geometric design in muted brown, cream and grey tones.

I cannot begin to describe how specular this dress is, the print is by Sally McLoughlan in satin ‘Tricel Surah’ fabric and was influenced by the pop art movement of the time.

The high neck, stand up collar with long ties attached, leads to an empire circular yoke, piped with a black and white fabric that contrasts perfectly with the dress.

The piped edge extends from the bust line,  over the shoulder and is continued along the back of the dress.

The skirt boasts one single, large piece of fabric, cleverly pleated on either side of the bodice and pin tucked at the empire line to create a volumious skirt and trimmed at the hemline with a matching black and white fabric to compliment the  yoke of the dress.

Her medieval style sleeves are set with a slight puff at the shoulder, and finishing in a neat cuff.

This exceptional dress is a wearable work of art and a perfect addition to your vintage collection.


Label  Jean varon


Measurements of the Dress


Armpit to armpit  34 inches


Shoulder to hem  59.5 inches


Waist  Free


Hips  Free


Shoulder to waist  up to 16.5 inches


Size  UK  8-10


Closures  This dress fastens with a 23 inch original metal zip and also has 2 covered buttons and loops on each cuff


Condition  This dress is in perfect vintage condition


Washing instructions  We recommend that this dress be professionally Dry Cleaned


Fabric Tricel Surah (Synthetic Silk)


Please be aware that Vintage items have had a previous life and have been previously cherished, they may however have minor imperfections.

We will try our best to note all the details of each garment, although we may sometimes overlook things, which we do apologise for.

Please do not expect perfection, unless stated so

Please make sure you check all the measurements of the garment before purchasing.

To ensure the best fit, we suggest you measure your favourite style garment and compare it to the measurements that are listed.

All our measurements are taken whilst the garment is lying flat. We then double these measurements to reflect the actual size.

For more information on sizing, please see our sizing guide.

Weight 1 kg


1 in stock

Early 1970’s Geometric print maxi dress by Jean Varon (John Bates)