1960s Pink Silk Jersey Bessi Caftan Maxi Dress

What an amazing Bessi caftan feeling maxi dress! Great Bessi pieces are right up there with Pucci and Leonard and this particular dress is just fabulous! A soft combination of pink and pastels are mixed with a romantic floral design. The print is custom screened onto a fine silk jersey that holds the colors beautifully. The colors used are as crisp and true now as when this was first made! The cut is beautiful with the upper shoulders and sleeves kept slim and flattering, and then the dress flows caftan like to the floor. The silk jersey is very light and this allows it to drape beautifully despite that there is yards of fabric used through the body. I love the V neck and contrasting border at each cuff. This same contrasting border is used twice around the hem for added drama and detailing. These are the perfect travel dress and look wonderful with flats for day or will work as a dressy piece with hells for evenings! Excellent, appears unworn condition

Unlined and closes with a painted back metal zipper. The fabric has stretch so the measurements given are

Sleeves: 22"
Shoulders: 17"
Bust: 20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 17" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: to 24" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 54" from neck to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: MED-LRG

Item# DD2025

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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