la mendola

1970s Silk Jersey Emerald Green La Mendola Maxi Dress

Most La Mendola dresses are patterned so for the girl that wants the ease and quality of a La Mendola piece but can't do head to toe pattern this is the perfect compromise. This dress is quite fabulous with it's brilliant emerald green color creating high impact even without any other design on it. The La Mendola label is highly collectible and sought after - when the duo behind the label where designing in Rome it was girls like Elizabeth Taylor and Rita Hayworth that were buying. The Italian shop closed in 1974 but they continued to supply American Shops like Bergdorf's and Montaldo's. The dress is made of a stretch jersey and has a simple cut with an defined waist, high neck and long sleeves. I love how it covers the body completely but the fabric drapes and clings to every curve so it is still insanely sexy. This one has a matching tie belt that will allow you to cinch on the waist for more shape if you wish. The high neckline has a soft bit of drape to it which adds a pretty detail and the skirt has yards of fabric. It is an amazing piece. Excellent condition.

Unlined and closes with a handset, back painted metal zipper. Each cuff closes with hidden fabric covered snaps. Made of a stretch fluid jersey.

Sleeves: 24.5"
Shoulders: 16.5"
Bust: 19-22" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 15" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: open
Bodice: 15" from neck to waist with a band just under 2"
Skirt: 42" from bottom of the waist band to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: MED-LRG

Item# DD2581

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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