I really need to get a model to show off all of these vintage dresses. Even though my little mannequin gal shows things off better than a hanger would, there's no replacing a human being to highlight all of the little details of a dress. This Petty Hite gown, for example--the cape-like detail on this dress, pinned up on the right shoulder. I think the intention is for it to be worn almost as an asymmetrical sleeve. Loose, flowing, romantic, goddessy.
I'd love to meet the woman who wore this dress in the 1960s.