la mendola

1970s Purple Silk La Mendola Day Dress

I love La Mendola dresses - they are genius with their print and really capture the easy, jet set life style of the bohemian chic jet set girls of the 60s and 70s. Made of a mix of silk chiffon and a silk jersey custom screened in one of their signature prints, this chic little day dress is gorgeous! The colors are divine with a mix of purple, pink and lime that oddly works! The bodice is a silk jersey and the sleeves and skirt a flowing silk chiffon. I love the high collar and the full sleeves that are caught by a wide band of silk jersey at each cuff. The skirt is all flowing and flirty. Yard of silk chiffon are draped over a pink silk interior layer that give a flash of solid color when you twirl or sit. Really a fabulous dress! Excellent, appears unworn condition!

Fully lined in pink silk except for the sleeves which are unlined. It closes with a back painted metal zipper. Each cuff has hidden snaps under the decorative row of tiny fabric covered buttons.

Sleeves: 25"
Shoulders: 15"
Bust: 17.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 14" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: open
Bodice: 16" from top of bodice to waist
Skirt: 24" from waist to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED

Item# DD1577

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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