1960s La Mendola Light Knit Wool Easy Caftan Printed Dress For Sale
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1960s La Mendola Light Knit Wool Easy Caftan Printed Dress

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The La Mendola label is highly collectible and sought after. The duo behind the label met in Rome in 1960 and started their business making dresses and selling them piece by piece. In 1967 they opened a shop and women like Elizabeth Taylor and Rita Hayworth that were buying and even wait listing for pieces as they were produced. Here we have an early piece by them that is made form a beautiful, light wool knit jersey. It is cut into a loose and easy shape that flows out from the shoulder to almost caftan proportions. The design is a beautiful mix of blues and green with pal pops of a soft lavender. It has a simple cut with an undefined waist, a scooped neckline and long bell cut sleeves. I love how it covers the body completely and how the fabric drapes and skims over your curves so it is still sexy. It is also a larger size so very wearable. It really has a lot of fabric through the skirt and in person you get more of a feel of volume when you move. You could easily belt and cinch in the waist for more shape. The length is supermodel long at 64" from shoulder to hem. It is an amazing piece. Excellent condition Unlined and closes at the back with a painted metal zipper. The bias cut stretch fabric and forgiving design of the dress will allow it to work on a range of sizes. I have given the measurements at a comfortable stretch lying flat but the fabric does have stretch beyond them a touch even Sleeves: 24" Shoulders: 16" Bust: 24-27" flat across from side seam to side seam Waist- hips: open Length: 64" from neck to hem Modern Sizing Equivalent: MED-XL 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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  • Condition
    Excellent
  • Condition Details
    Please expand description above for full measurements.
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    D 64 in.D 162.56 cm
  • Bust
    27 in. (68.58 cm)
  • Length
    64 in. (162.56 cm)
  • Seller Location
    Rockwood, CA
  • Seller Reference Number
    Item# DD2949
  • Reference Number
    LU1284123663
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