luis estevez

1970s Luis Estevez Black & White Lilly Print Easy to Wear Jersey Dress

Luis Estevez worked for Jean Patou for two years before starting his own label in 1955 and had a long and successful career. By 1968 was based in California and his designs from that period on reflected that West coast vibe. Lana Turner, Rosalind Russel and Eva Gabor, who he even designed for when she had her won label. He loved using black and white and this gown is a perfect example of his approach to modern dressing for his California clientele.

This gorgeous Estevez dress is perfect for the summer and can easily transition  between day and night. The jersey that was used for this one has an almost swimsuit feel to it weight wise. This makes it easy to care for. It is wash and wear and virtually wrinkle free. It can be folded into your suitcase and will be ready to go when you arrive at your destination. The cut is very flattering with a long lean body, tiny straps that hook into place and a built in bodice inside that gives you shape. I love that the straps hook into place because that gives you the ability to unhook them and wear this as a strapless dress if you wished. The base is black and onto this is screened a graphic print of lilies in white and greys. It is so pretty and chic and still feels fresh and current. Excellent condition.

It has a built in bodice with elastic that sits just under the bust and the rest of the dress is unlined. It closes at the back with a painted metal and nylon zipper.Note the straps are extra long and they can also be worn to cross over at the back and the front. You can easily move the position of the hooks to shorten them to the perfect length for you if you prefer them to not cross.

Bust: to 17" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist to hip: widens from 17" to 22" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: approx 58" from top of shoulder strap to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-SML

Item# DD2795

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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