1970s Gumps Embroidered Caftan Dress

A gorgeous 1970s caftan maxi dress done in a feather light, textured silk chiffon that has metallic flowers appliqued and embroidered onto the top layer. The gown is cut long and full, and is constructed of two layers of almost weightless silk - chiffon on the top and tissue silk underneath. I love the almost watteau back and the extra fullness of the cut there. It gives the dress a romantic, exotic feeling and is a stunning complement to the lightness of the fabric. Each sleeve is left unlined and billows slightly when buttoned. The hem has a heavier edging of the design and it is very easy to wear. I love it as presented but you could of course belt it to create more shape. Excellent condition.

Shoulders: 15î from seam to seam
Bust: to 23î from side seam to side seam
Waist: open
Hips: open
Total: 55î from mid back of the neck to bottom hem
Sleeves: 25î long

The dress is fully lined in a black fine tissue silk with the sleeves left unlined. It closes with a back painted metal zipper and buttons at the cuffs. Hand finishes. Note the measurement that counts here is the shoulders - everywhere else is loose. You can belt it for a more fitted look

Modern Sizing equivalent: SML-LRG (6-14)

Item# D412

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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