Incredible 1970s Gottex Plunging Light Print Nylon Caftan Dress

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I love this colorful and fabulous dress. It is made by Gottex and is that perfect mix of sexy with a laid back bohemian feel. The colors are a gorgeous mix that will work for day to evening and in any setting. I love how the design is set over the dress to really highlight the cut with the majority of color set around the middle. It is cut full through the bodice with a deep plunging neckline. There are a series of hidden hook and eye to close it as it nears the waist so you can control just how deep that plunge goes to. The waist itself is elastic so  it is super comfortable to wear. The skirt flows to the floor, gradually widening out as it nears the hem. It is just amazing on and the light nylon fabric it is made out of keeps it very light and airy. I love the extra wide cut kimono sleeves that give it incredible drape and drama. It has just the slightest touch of sheerness to it and it has the added bonus of being hand washable. This would have originally been intended to wear as a piece for the beach or pool as a coverup, but you can definitely wear it out a dress on its own. Its a great travel piece that you can throw into your suitcase at one and and pull it out and instantly war it for day to evening at your arrival point. Excellent condition

Unlined and slips over the head. Elastic through the waist line. Tagged a small but the elastic waist and easy fit will allow for a wide variety of sizes. Hidden hook and eye at the front plunge to close or leave open.

Shoulders: no defined seams
Bust: no defined side seams
Waist: 11-18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: open
Bodice: approx 15" from neck to waist
Skirt: approx 45" from waist to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-LRG

Item# DD3110

Reference Photo: (1) Cherie, Owner of Shrimpton Couture, by Erin Leydon. Cherie is also wearing the 'Sesen" headpiece from our Magnetic Midnight Egyptomania Collection - Click here to shop.  /  (2-4) Kate Hudson, while hosting the Ellen show, January 2019.

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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