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Vintage 1970s Gauze Cotton + Crochet Dress - Indian? Mexican? Bishop-Sleeve Flowing Kaftan in Rare Spooky Black! Fits Many

Regular price $218.00 AUD
Regular price Sale price $218.00 AUD
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•Highlights: lush bishop sleeves; can be worn belted; I have never seen a black one of these gowns!; beautiful hand-crochet details and a tassel tie at neck; gothic and magical!

•Colors: black

•Fabric(s): feels like cotton gauze, semi-sheer, paired with cotton crochet

•Lined: no

•Closures: no

•Designer/Labels: no - similar to gowns from Indian, Mexico, and the Philippines, but I don't know her origin other than she's true vintage

All accessories (belts, jewelry, crinolines, pins, etc.) are for style inspiration only unless indicated.


One size fits many!

Bust (underarm area measured flat, then doubled) about 32" hanging slack, pulls taut to about 42" -- should suit anyone between these ranges, allowing room for the level of ease you want

Waist unfitted/about 48"

Hips about 56"

Length from shoulder about 52"

Shoulders - no seams

Sleeves about 19"


No overt flaws/issues noted, but there are minor imperfections is common in these old kaftans. Cleaned and very wearable. 50+ years old.

To note: subtle signs of wear or pulling to the crochet at the shoulder line, though no holes. It's not blatant and shouldn't be noticed by others when worn. 

There's a cluster of faded pin-dots scattered at one rear hip. The black of the gown is less intense than that of the crochet.

See photos! Not for a perfectionist, but works well for most of us who are into these old kaftans.


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