1980s Elaborate Crystal Covered Vibrant Pink Chiffon Caftan Dress
This is an absolutely incredible caftan that is even better in person. The detailing and embellishment that has been added to this caftan is remarkable. It has a decent weight to it - the pink chiffon fabric is very light in weight but all that extensive detailing on the neck and down each sleeve done in all those fabulous rhinestones all add up in weight. However, once it is on and it settles into place, it is not unwieldy to wear at all. I love the vibrant, bright pink that has been used for the color. It is a rich luxurious color and it adds to the glamorous and exotic feel of the piece. The crystal rhinestones are heavily applied and set in an elaborate and regal bib down the front and around the wide cut neckline. They then extend down and over each shoulder and run down the sleeves and then circle around the opening that you slip your hands through. It makes for a beautiful effect and you feel very glamorous once this is on. The caftan is not labelled but it a stand out piece regardless. It is truly unique and fabulous. Excellent condition with one small note below
The inner attached dress that serves as a lining is made from a pink cotton mix feeling fabric and is like a simple sheath dress with sleeves. It slips on to wear with a zipper at the back neck. Light padding on the inner shoulders. The pink is a more true pink in person.
The measurements for the inner dress are marked as such. If you needed more room it would be very easy to add fabric to open the inner dress more and you would never see the alteration once the caftan is on. For that reason I have sized it as OSFA. The inner piece completely lines the dress and is attached at the neck and shoulders. There are two ties attached to the top layer of the dress, inside the dress at the waist area. Slits at the end of the crystal embellishments for your hands to skip through. These tie around the inner dress to give more shape if you wish. There is a small watermark at the side of the back that gets lost in the yards of fabric and minor grubbiness near the hem. Otherwise looks unworn. Please see the last photo
Inner sleeves: 17"
Inner shoulders: 16.5"
Inner bust: to 20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Inner waist: to 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Inner hips: to 24" flat across from side seam to side seam
Inner dress length: 54" from neck to hem
The outer dress is full and open with no side seams. It measures to 57" down the center neck to hem and the sides extend another 12" or so.
Modern Sizing Equivalent: OSFA
Reference Photos: Cherie, Owner of Shrimpton Couture.
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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