1970s Maurice Vivid Pink & Turquoise Jersey Caftan Dress
I have had this same dress in a black and yellow color combination in the past and this one has even more impact I think. This printed dress is by the Maurice label, a company who was a contemporary of labels like Pucci and Leonard in the seventies. Maurice used the same type of print work in his pieces but on a more affordable synthetic jersey rather then the silk jerseys used by those other labels. This also makes his dresses very easy to care for as they are easy to care for and wear extremely well. The jersey was still of high quality too so you really get a lot of bang for your buck with this label. I love the nod to the kimono and caftans of the day in the cut of this dress. The bodice is cut so that it crosses over itself creating a nice V neck. The waist nips in and has a wide contrasting print band that circles the waist for definition. The same wrapped effect that the bodice has is carried over to the skirt with the print used to highlight the cut of the dress. The skirt opens along the wrapeed edge so you get a bit of leg showing when you walk or sit. The impact of those two vivid colors set against each other is fabulous and I love the wide straight cut of the sleeves. The style is versatile too - style it for day with flats or paired with heels for evening events. It will work year-round and travels extraordinarily well. I love it. Excellent condition.
Unlined and closes at the back with a painted nylon and metal zipper. The fabric is signed throughout the design.
Sleeves: approx 20
Shoulders: no true seam as the shoulders are dropped
Bust: variable as there are no true side seams
Waist: 13.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: to 21" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 13" from neck to top of waist band + 4" band
Skirt: 39" from bottom of waist band to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-SML
This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival.