1970s Brilliant Silk Jersey La Mendola Printed Maxi Dress
The La Mendola label is highly collectible and sought after - when the duo behind the label where designing in Rome it was girls like Elizabeth Taylor and Rita Hayworth that were buying and wait listing for it. The Italian shop closed in 1974 and this would have been from that shop. The silk jersey used is so fine and so light that it feel utterly amazing on and works even in warm climates because the fabric really breathes. The design is beautifully vibrant and bright with its mix of blue, green and purple, and the dress exquisite. The entire dress weighs ounces and will fold into the tiniest of balls - exactly what a jet set girl of that time would have been after! It has a simple cut with an undefined waist, high neck and long sleeves. I love how it covers the body completely but the fabric drapes and clings to every curve so it is still insanely sexy. This one has a matching tie belt that will allow you to cinch on the waist for more shape if you wish. The high neckline and that row of tightly spaced, tiny, hand covered silk buttons up the back of the neck are the final delicious touch. It is an amazing piece. Excellent condition and appears unworn.
Unlined and slips on to wear with a row of hand covered silk buttons up the back of the neck. Has its original tie belt. The bias cut and design of the dress will allow it to work on a variety of sizes.
Drop shoulders: 19"
Bust: 20-22" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 19-21" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 19-22" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 53" from neck to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-MED
This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival.