Prettiest 1970s Hanae Mori Green & Tropical Bird Printed Caftan Dress w Curved Sleeves
I love when I have this dress in the shop. It is one of those perfect, pretty, easy summer dresses that you can wear to just about any event and it easily goes from day to evening. It is utterly gorgeous and has all the hallmarks of the best of what Hanae Mori could do. The colors are stunning and the palette she used for it are vibrant and bright. The soft backdrop print is a brilliant mint green that has touches of blue in it and this has been screened onto a soft, polished cotton feeling fabric. Onto that pretty backdrop are a design that has huge exotic birds flying over its surface. These bold and beautiful birds fly across the dress in an array of bright pinks and corals and they seem about to fly off the green backdrop. It is cut in an easy to wear caftan style with an elastic through the waist. If you wished you could add a belt to cinch it in for more shape or just wear it loose and easy. The bodice is full and easy and the skirt widens as it nears the hem. Hidden front pockets are hidden along the front seaming detail that runs down the dress. The neckline is cut into a V and the sleeves are wide with no seams at the arms to break the lines of the print. I love the curve of the sleeves to give them a bit of a caped feel. I actually own one of these myself and wear it endlessly. An absolutely wonderful piece. Excellent condition.
Unlined and slips on to wear with elastic at the waist. The easy cut allows for a range of sizes. Pockets hidden along the front seams. Tagged a Med.
Shoulders: no true defined seam
Bust: no true defined side seams
Waist: 15-17" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: to 21.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 15" from top of shoulder to top waist seam
Skirt: 40" from top waist seam to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED
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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