victor costa

Romantic 1970s Victor Costa Mexican Wedding Dress Feel Ivory Cotton Gauze & Lace Dress

Victor Costa launched his label in 1974 and was known for producing versions of what was seen on the Paris runways and elsewhere. This dress for example is clearly a direct inspiration of a classic Mexican wedding dress. Costa chose good fabrics for his designs and even though his work was often very close interpretations of other designs he did add his own unique twist when it came to colours, cut and fabrics.

Where a Mexican pin tuck and lace dress is entirely made by hand these versions by Victor Costa are obviously a machine made interpretation. They are still very cute dresses though. This one is made out of a light gauze finish cotton in a soft creamy ivory colour. The fabric has a slight touch of transparency to it where it is not backed by lining that gives it a soft and pretty feel. Bands of a crocheted lace are worked into the design to highlight the cut of the bodice. More of that lace circles around the skirt as it widens out in tiers to the hem. The bodice is cut to skim over you and scoops into a squared off neckline at the front and a V at the back. The waist is set a little high and has a wide band of the crochet that goes all the way aound you. The skirt falls under that with each tier widening out as it nears the hem. Those amazing bell sleeves are the perfect final touch and make the entire dress. I have styled them so you can see them at their maximum dimensions but of course they will sit a touch flatter as you move and wear the piece. The lace insets on them allow for the faintest glimpse of skin through where it sits on the arm. It is an easy to wear and very pretty summer dress that you will wear endlessly. Excellent condition

Fully lined in a silky rayon through the bodice and skirt. The sleeves are unlined. It closes with a back zipper.

Sleeves: 23"
Shoulders: 14.5"
Bust: 17.3" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 13.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: open
Bodice: 15" from top of shoulder to bottom of the band at the waist
Skirt: 42.5" from waist to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED

Item# DD4043

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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