luisa beccaria

Spring 2014 Luisa Beccaria Palest Blue Open Cut Work Embroidered Caftan Dress w Wide Sleeves

The Luisa Beccaria label is out of Italy and is run by the mother-daughter team of Luisa and Lucilla Beccaria. They are known for their incredibly feminine pieces that have an almost story book feel to them. The cost of their pieces run into the thousands and their clothing is very well made. This is a caftan version of the dress that walked the runway in 2014. Both pieces are made in this same amazing fabric and I personally love this version more. 

This dress is gorgeous. It is pristine and in its original unaltered extra long length. The fabric is wonderful. It is an open cut work embroidery and the stitches that run around the outer edge of the open parts are the palest possible pink in colour. Mixed in and around the open bits are embroidered floral medallions that are finished with combination of a pale light cotton that has a soft blue embroidered detailing on it. The overall effect is so pretty in person and the colour in person is even better then how it photoed. The open work gives it the dress a touch of transparency. You could easily wear this by the pool as a cover-up or wear a slip under it to wear it out for day or evening. Or go bare with just nude lingerie underneath if you dare. The sleeves are cut extra long and each ends in a wide flare. The neckline is notched and open down the front and there are a series of clear hidden snaps there so you can wear it done up to the top of the neck or more open. It is cut to skim over the body and then gently widens out as it runs down to the hem. A high slit runs up each side so that you get a flash of leg when you walk or sit. There are even pockets on each hip for the perfect finish. It is very beautiful and a very easy dress to wear. Excellent condition

Unlined and slips on to wear. Hidden snaps at the neckline and pockets on each hip. Tagged a modern 38. It looks to have never been worn or worn very little. The easy cut and loose caftan feeling cut should allow it to fit a range of sizes

Sleeves: 27"
Shoulders: 15.5"
Bust: to 20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: to 20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: to 22" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 66" from neck to hem
Slits: 20" from hem up

Modern Sizing Equivalent:  SML-LRG

Item# DD3486

Reference Photo: Spring 2014 Luisa Beccaria Runway Presentation, Look 23.

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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