Easy to Wear 1970s Halston Simple & Chic Black Jersey Slip On Caftan Dress
I always love when I find these. I have had versions of this piece a couple of times now in the shop and they always get snatched up immediately. This is from the Halston IV line and is a made from a black washable jersey. The simple, classic design makes it an easy way to be instantly dressed up and still entirely comfortable. Rachel Zoe owns and wears a version of this in the green version and I included a shot of myself on a close looking one. It just proves that this is an incredible and glamorous staple piece that you can wear again and again.
Halston is one of those rare labels where the more time that goes by since the pieces were originally made it feel like the more relevant his pieces become. This is one of those pieces that will instantly become a closet staple for you. It is a no brainer in that you just slip it on and you know that you will look and feel amazing. It has his signature simplicity and ease with a touch of that Studio 54 sexiness thrown in. It simply slips on and is a wash and wear jersey. This one is more of a true caftan than the one I had on the shop previously and it is fantastic. The body of the dress is cut very loose and easy and it narrows down as it reaches the hem. To wear it you just slip it on and then slip your arms through the holes on either side of the seams of the dress. The seams are at the outer edges of the caftan which means this should fit just about anybody. A front slit allows a bit of leg to show when you move or sit. The front falls in a simple V for the perfect bit of skin to balance out the coverage of the dress. The basic black means you can wear it with just about anything and dress it up or down depending on how you style it. Brilliantly Halston in every way and very easy to wear. Excellent condition with a minor note below
Unlined and slips on to wear. The easy cut and fabric should allow it to fit any size and it is tagged as being 'one size fits all'. I see some light pilling on the interior of the back hem and perhaps the tiniest bit of fading along the edge of the neckline. Very minor and only in a bright light.
Width: 50" across tjhe widest point from side seam to side seam
Length: approx 55" from neck to the hem
Slit: 20.5" from the front hem up
Modern Sizing Equivalent: OSFA
Reference photos: (1) Cherie, Owner of Shrimpton Couture. / (2) Rachel Zoe in a similar green version at a Calvin Klein event. / (3) Rachel Zoe more recently in Montauk.
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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