zandra rhodes

1970s Zandra Rhodes Blue Lingerie Plunging Caftan Dress

This was originally meant to be worn as a lingerie piece but you could easily wear it out on its own as the fabric is opaque.  It is cut like one of her signature caftan pieces but in a more fluid, washable lingerie weight fabric that is very practical and easy to wear. It would also be easy to travel with and can go from the beach to lunch to evening. Zandra is known for her use of design and pattern, but this piece really allows her absolute genius for design shine through on it's own even with this simple little piece. The caftan is very easy to wear as it just slips on and there is elastic that runs through the waist. The front is very low and sexy with its plunging neckline right to the waist. The sleeves are cut very full and curved like an angle sleeves. I love the knife pleat ruffle that runs around the collar and neck. The skirt flares out so you have a wonderful light fullness as it cascades to the floor. Excellent condition

Unlined and made from a silk looking lingerie weight jersey that is washable. There is a classic Zandra print that runs through the fabric. It slips on to wear and is opaque enough to be able to be worn on its own. The loose cut will allow for a range of sizes.

Sleeves: approx 18.5"
Shoulders: no defined seam
Bust: open
Elastic waist: 11-17" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: open
Bodice: approx 14" from neck to elastic waist
Skirt: 42" from waist to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-LRG

Item# DD2752

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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