The Final Curtain
This one almost didn’t make it. Too simple. Too ordinary.
Suddenly, there is something fitted around the waist.
Is it a sash? A wrap?
It’s a cummerbund, Peterman.
Now, I am Ahab. I am the wizard of the saddle. Bullish on this dress because, at last, you are framed in a two-toned ruched silk georgette. Hugged at the midriff. Now, the front and back V-neckline sings. The small cap sleeves soar. You are pretty and demure. But also interesting. Worthy of wandering eyes.
Someone suggests a breathable linen. Another, luscious silk.
We decide on luscious and breathable.
Saved from the ashes.
On you, totally alive.
The Cummerbund Dress (No. 5382). 55% silk, 45% linen. V-Neckline at front and back. Two-toned ruched silk georgette cummerbund that continues around back. Front and back princess seams, small cap sleeves, upper-calf length, invisible zipper at left side seam with hook-and-eye closure. Fully lined. Imported.