1960s Young Innocents by Arpeja Cotton Floral Batik Print Caftan Dress
This is a wonderful and easy to wear caftan dress by the Young Innocents by Arpeja label. Arpeja was based out of California. They had several lines that were very on trend and targeted towards a more youthful audience. The Young Innocents label launched in 1964 and lasted into the early 1970s. They were an early proponent of sourcing fabric that were from organically grown sources.
This caftan dress is bright and colorful and so very pretty. It has an almost smock feel to its construction The sleeves are exceptionally wide and the effect once on a real person is wonderful. The neckline is squared off and trimmed with a rick rack ribbon finish. The waist has attached ties to cinch it in and the skirt falls to the floor, gently widening as it nears the hem. It is a made out of cotton so very easy to care for. I love the combination of the red, green and blue and the tiny floral print that covers all three colors in the dress is magical. Excellent condition with a note to review below
Closes with a back zipper and the attached ties will allow you to cinch in the waist as much as you wish. Easy to care for and can be machine or hand washed. There is an area in the print of the lower hem where the blue has faded a touch. It is very minimal and adds to the vintage charm of the dress. Please review the photo after the label shot. The loose and easy cut should work on a variety of sizes
Sleeves: approx 19"
Shoulders: no true shoulder seam
Bust: open with no true side seams through the bust area
Waist: 14.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: to 22" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 15" from top of bodice to waist
Skirt: 43" from waist 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.
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