Spring 2014 Luisa Beccaria Open Cut Work Embroidered Caftan Dress
Mother-daughter duo Luisa and Lucilla Beccaria are known for their incredibly feminine pieces with an almost story book feel to them. Their gowns run upwards into the thousands of dollars and their clothing is very well made. The dress that walked the runway in 2014 was not the same cut as this dress is but it did use the same fabric which is how we were able to date this wonderful dress.
This example is more of a caftan feeling piece and it is gorgeous. It is cut supermodel long and was sold this way and meant to be shortened to the exact length its new owner wished it to be. The fabric is wonderful. It is an open cut work embroidery and the stitches that finish the open parts are the palest possible pink. The embroidered floral medallions are a combination of a pale light cotton that has a soft blue embroidered detailing on it. The overall effect is so pretty in person and the color is better then how it photoed. The open work gives it some transparency and you can easily just slip it over a bikini by the pool or wear a nude or colored slip under it to be able to wear it for day or evening. The sleeves are cut extra long and each ends in a wide flare that I love. The neckline is notched and has a series of clear hidden snaps so you can wear it completely done up or open. It skims over the bust, waist and hips all the way to the hem. Up each side is a high slit. There are pockets on each hip for the perfect finish. It is very beautiful and a very easy dress to wear. Excellent condition
Unlined and slips on to wear. Hidden snaps at the neckline and pockets on each hip. Tagged a modern 38. It looks to have never been worn or worn very little. The easy cut should allow it to fit a range of sizes
Bust: to 20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: to 20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: to 22" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 66" from neck to hem
Slits: 20" from hem up
Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-LRG
Reference Photo: Spring 2014 Luisa Beccaria Runway Presentation, Look 23.
This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival.
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