Vintage 1970s Gauze Cotton + Crochet Dress - Indian? Mexican? Bishop-Sleeve Flowing Kaftan in Rare Spooky Black! Fits Many
•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!
•Fabric(s): feels like cotton gauze, semi-sheer, paired with cotton crochet
•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
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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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