Unusual 1970s Valentino Boutique Red Wool Wrap & Tie Dress w Open Sides and Button Neck

This striking dress is from the 1970s Valentino Boutique label. The cut and drape of it is so unusual and feels very modern and edgy even by todays standards. The wool is fabulous and it feels like a mix of cashmere and wool that has been dyed to that famous Valentino red. It has this great oversized feel to it and yet it cinches in at the waist so you still have some shape. The fabric itself is lighter then you would at first think so it is super easy to wear. It is just heavy enough to be able to hold the shape and drape perfectly but feels very comfortable on. To wear it you slip it over your head and button it at the neck with the buttons you see there. Your arms slip into the straight cut sleeves and then each side is open from under the arm to the hem. Ties extend out from the back part of the dress and you wrap these around you and tie it into place. You can wear it is a dress with something underneath or with it tied tighter if you are small, or use it as a top layering piece. I feel like this is one that you could come up with a zillion way to style it. It is well made and a versatile piece that can be worn endlessly. It's amazing. Excellent condition

Unlined with buttons at the neck. It slips on to wear and then you can use the attached ties to add shape. The easy cit should allow it to fit a range of sizes. 

Sleeves: 20"
Slightly dropped shoulders: 17"
Bust-hem: 20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 40" from waist to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-LRG

Item# DD3754

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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