bill blass

1980s Bill Blass Wavy Stripe & Abstract Print Pattern Soft Brown & Creamy Taupe Silk Caftan Dress

In the late seventies and early eighties caftan fever was at an all time high and many of the top designers of the day designed options for their clients who wanted the look but also still want to wear their favourite brand name. This fabulous printed option is from Bill Blass and combines his masterful eye in cut with a fabulous mix of prints. It is perfect to be worn as a chic day-to-evening maxi dress. I love everything about the lines of this piece. It is made out of a feather light silk. Think fine silk scarf as far as the weight goes. The means that it floats and flows around you when you move or the slightest breeze hits it. It is very simple in cut. You slip it on and it has a deep V at the front. The hem scoops up at the front so that you get a bit of leg showing and then it is cut long and loose behind you. There are openings at each side for your arms to slip through. I love the wavy pattern at the front and then each side has a big abstract print in a creamy pale taupe. A smaller band of the curving wave pattern runs down the back and there it runs the full length of the caftan to the floor. When you are standing still it settles perfectly about you but when you move you really get the sense of the amount of fabric that is there. A really fabulous and wearable caftan. Excellent condition

Unlined and slips on to wear. It weighs only a few ounces. 100% silk. The caftan cut should allow it to fit a full range of sizes. I see a couple of very minor darkening spots here and there near the lower part of the caftan. You would only see them if it is laying flat because of the amount of fabric. 

Bust hips: open
Length: 35" from neck to shortest point of front hem, 60" to the longest points at the back and sides 

Modern Sizing Equivalent: OSFA

Item# DD3678

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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