1970s Gottex Plunging Striped Wrap Caftan Dress
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 has a touch of a muted gold that defines all the outer edges of it. It is cut full through the bodice with a plunging to the waist neckline that wraps over itself and then closes with two hidden snaps at the front waist. The waist itself is elastic so super comfortable to wear and if you wanted more shape you can easily move the snaps to cinch it in more, or you could add a belt. The skirt flows to the floor and the wrap design allows a peek of leg when you sit or walk. It is just amazing on. The fabric has the feel of a cotton voile but will wear and travel much better then a true cotton. 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. Excellent condition
Unlined and wraps to close with large hidden snaps at the front of the waist. Elastic through the waist line. Tagged a small but the wrap fit will allow for a wide variety of sizes. You can easily move the snaps inside the waist so adjust to exactly where you want it. One tiny repair and a smudge to the back lower skirt that you don't see unless it's laid out flat.
Shoulders: no defined seams
Bust: no defined side seams
Waist: 12-19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 18" from top of bodice to waist (but meant to drape over)
Skirt: 41" from waist to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-LRG
Reference Photos: Cherie, Owner of Shrimpton Couture, for her weekly style column on our blog Curated. (Photos by Erin Leydon) Click here to see the full column >
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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