Details about VINTAGE 70s CROCHET DRESS 60s WEDDING LACE HIPPIE BOHO GYPSY SUPERMODEL BEAUTYSee original listing
“Excellent vintage condition, deadstock vintage in mint condition, I would say. We only offer items ”... Read more
30 Mar, 2014 11:15:19 BST
Ivybridge, United Kingdom
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|Seller notes:||“Excellent vintage condition, deadstock vintage in mint condition, I would say. We only offer items in lovely vintage condition. Really beautiful condition ~ ready to be worn, adored, admired and treasured for many years to come ~ such a stunning dress!!!”|
|Look:||Hippy||Exact Colour:||White with a hint of Cream|
|Size:||S (6-10) possibly 12 please see measurements||UK Size::||UK 6 - 12 ~ please see measurements|
|Main Colour:||Whites||EURO Size::||EURO 34 - 40 ~ please see measurements|
|Vintage Type:||True Vintage||US Size::||US 2 - 10 ~ please see measurements|
|Material:||Cotton||Due to crochet, this dress may:||fit smaller/larger sizes pls see measurements|
ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL & UNUSUAL
VINTAGE 70s CROCHET DRESSES / WEDDING DRESSES I HAVE SEEN...
INCREDIBLY ELEGANT & SO UNUSUAL
VERY RARE TO FIND IN THIS MINT CONDITION
VERY BEAUTIFULLY SEXY ~ VERY FLATTERING ~ & JUST FABULOUS...
~ GENUINE 70s VINTAGE ~
WHITE with a very slight hint of CREAM
With Beautiful Flared Skirt & Stunning Detailing & Flower Motif
Can be worn with buttons plunging down the front ~ or high neck at front and buttons down the back...
~ Vintage ~ Wedding ~ Bridesmaids ~ 60s ~ 70s ~ Boho ~ Festival ~ Victorian ~ Bohemian ~ Free Love ~ Flower Power ~ Beach Beauty ~ Swinging Sixties ~ Indian Summer ~ Hippie ~ Summer of Love ~ Prairie ~ Gypsy ~ Paris ~ Beatnik ~ Old Glasto ~ Sexy ~ Unusual ~ Adorable...
Would make the most Beautiful Bohemian Wedding Dress xxx
♥ DESCRIPTION: An incredibly stunning, very rare to find, original 70s vintage, white (with a very slight hint of cream) crocheted full sweep dress/wedding dress, in amazing mint condition ~ and with bold & very beautiful styling ~ This dress can be worn two ways, with the buttons plunging down the front, or with the high neck at front and buttons at back...either way is absolutely lovely!!!
Worn with higher neckline at front, this dress features a high neckline framed with a tighter crocheted knit ~ wider crocheted knit across the top of the chest with a zig zag pattern beneath, in lovely intricate crocheted flowers ~ falling into a tighter crocheted knit to a narrow floral crocheted designed waist band ~ full, very flared skirt, with a full sweep, in the tighter knit crochet with a zig-zag band of crocheted flowers just above the hemline ~ with a wider knit hem edged in a small crocheted bobbled effect ~ & three quarter length quite wide sleeves with the crocheted flowers at the top & around the end of the sleeve. ~
Worn with the buttons at the front, this dress has a really lovely look with ten crochet buttons for you to do up, or undo, as much or as little as you choose...narrow floral crochet waist band & the beautiful very full skirt, with the crocheted flowers around the end, which swirls around you as you move, walk, dance...so beautiful!!!
This dress is just ABSOLUTELY amazing ~ beautifully & elegantly detailed to create a very sexy Victoriana/70s bohemian style! ~ The elegant longer length, full skirted style, intricate and floral crochet, & the choice of the buttoned plunge neckline or the more demure high neckline, all creates such a wonderfully sexy & flattering style & fit ~ especially as the crochet allows for a glimpse of what's beneath to show through...a very subtly sexy dress indeed! ~ With the beautiful crocheted flowers just adding that extra touch!! ~ This dress is just so beautiful! ~
Would make the most sensational wedding or bridesmaids dress, or as an evening dress, or for festivals, or for any special occasion, day or evening...or just to add a bohemian flare to your everyday ~ worn with a maxi or short slip, with a bandeau top & skirt slip, over a bikini ~ or for a very flower power look, with not very much on top & a half slip....IMPOSSIBLY BEAUTIFUL!!! ~ I love this dress!!!
Excellent / mint deadstock vintage condition ~ ~ 100% Pure Cotton Crochet ~ the crocheted knit adds a little weight to the dress so it hangs beautifully & you can enjoy the beautiful full skirt swishing around you as you walk ~ move ~ dance ~ in white, with a hint of the slightest cream ~ a real beauty! xxx
~ 70s Fashion Revival & Crochet ~
As seasons change we call for another tribute to a decade...Coupled with the vintage and 20s vibes echoing through our wardrobes and catwalks, 70s retro has made a triumphant return and with it, a variety of crochet has been seen on the catwalks ~ and we couldn’t be happier.
Crochet, once a hippie-associated trend, has had a refreshing new look and feel that’s uber-stylish. The fashion revival of crochet – reintroduced from the popular 70s style – has been gaining much popularity recently as a result of the bohemian allure that it offers, which gives a simple yet chic vibe to any outfit.
There is evidence that crochet dated from the 1800s, possibly from even earlier. Queen Victoria famously boosted the popularity of Irish Crochet Lace when she purchased some ~ she even learnt to crochet herself! The popularity of crochet hit a peak between 1910 and 1920, with Edwardian fashions calling for more complex stitch patterns, primarily using white and creams. However, it was in the 1960s that crochet took on a whole new meaning ~ It was transformed from the intricate work of the Edwardians into the bright colours and granny squares which appealed to the psychedelic youth and emerging hippie culture. Hand made crochet continued to grow in popularity, well into the 70s ~ with dresses, coats, jackets etc being made in a variety of shapes and colours...and after a long history, all these items are now gaining in popularity once again and are gracing our couture catwalk shows, appealing to all those who crave to express the hippie laid back boho vibe. And especially now, with the established international culture of music festivals, true vintage crochet dresses and capes, ponchos, coats have become the most sought after festival fashion item ~ warm, sexy, versatile, unique ~ and just so bohemian. Seen on many celebrities and models, crochet is a beautiful look for many occasions ~ and in whites and creams looks stunning as a wedding or bridesmaid's dress for bohemian, gypsy or hippie deluxe weddings.
Crochet has garnered a lot of attention on the catwalks with designers from Ralph Lauren to Gucci showcasing chic fashion-forward dresses, skirts, hats and more, using fabric and textures imitating the beauty of the handmade design; though it’s not purely limited to the catwalk. Paul Smith is already well known and highly regarded as the designer at the forefront of specialist crochet couture fashion with his exceptional 'granny squares' dresses, knitwear, super long scarves etc. High street hot spots, including Topshop, the barometer of London street fashion, featured crochet in their recent collections, recognising its popularity, its beauty, and versatility ~ all interwoven with that laid back, easy to wear, carefree, boho style. Many celebrities and models, such as Sarah Jessica Parker, Cate Blanchett, Jessica Alba, Paris Hilton, Beyonce, Kim Kardashian and Madonna, among so many others, have been seen in a variety of crochet items, especially maxi dresses for red carpet events.
Crochet pieces may have hippie inspirations, but the aesthetic is always luxurious with a modern sense of refinement and an easy way to achieve that feminine, sexy and bohemian vibe!!!
So, don’t forget to put a flower in your hair, or on your ankle as seen at D&G ~ and grab yourself some of the sweetest vintage crochet pieces and get ready to reveal your bohemian side!!!
♥ SIZE: NO SIZE LABEL ~ HOWEVER WE ESTIMATE THIS DRESS WILL FIT SIZES FROM SMALL TO MEDIUM ~ please see measurements below.
DUE TO SLIGHT NATURAL STRETCH IN ALL CROCHET FABRICS, THIS DRESS HAS A BIT OF GIVE AND THEREFORE MIGHT FIT A VARIETY OF SIZES, ESPECIALLY AS THE SKIRT IS FULL AND FREESIZE ON HIPS ~ ALL SIZES ARE ESTIMATED SO PLEASE SEE MEASUREMENTS BELOW TO BE SURE OF FIT xxx
UK estimated 6 - 10 ~ (possibly fit UK 4 and UK 12 also) ~ PLEASE SEE MEASUREMENTS BELOW.
EURO estimated 34 - 38 ~ (possibly fit EURO 32 and EURO 40 also) ~ PLEASE SEE MEASUREMENTS BELOW.
US estimated 2 - 8 ~ (possibly fit US 0 also) ~ PLEASE SEE MEASUREMENTS BELOW.
Some items do not carry a full range of international sizes in the label so i use an internet international size conversion site to translate UK sizes into EURO and US sizes ~ the site has proved very accurate, however if you are unsure please check sizes for yourself.
PLEASE BEAR IN MIND THAT DUE TO THE NATURE OF CROCHET FABRIC, THIS DRESS DOES HAVE A BIT OF GIVE TO IT ~ SO YOU MIGHT GET A BIT MORE ROOM IF YOU NEED IT...PLEASE CHECK MEASUREMENTS CAREFULLY TO BE SURE OF FIT...xxx
If you are smaller than the maximum measurements below then the dress will fit you ~ There is a lot of leeway with this dress because of the natural stretch in the crochet fabric, so check with the unstretched and maximum measurements to work out if dress will be a more fitted, or looser, fit on you personally ~ either way, fitted or looser, this dress looks FABULOUS.
Bust ~ armpit to armpit ~ across front (buttons all done up) ~ approx: 15 1/2" UNSTRETCHED ~ however this measurement will STRETCH to approx 18" ~ a little bit more possibly as fabric has a lot of natural stretch ~ and if you wear the buttons at the front and a bit undone you will get a bit more room also.
Waist ~ approx: 13 1/2" UNSTRETCHED ~ this will STRETCH to approx 15 1/2", possibly a little more.
Hips ~ approx: Free size ~ very flared skirt.
Length ~ taken from shoulder seam down the back of dress to the hem ~ approx: 41 1/2"
All measurements taken with garment laid flat so please double up for all the way around where appropriate. Please use the measurements provided to measure against a similar garment of your own which you know fits you well.
All measurements are taken
with the garment pulled a bit to flatten ~ and please be aware that
there is inevitably a slight discrepancy in the ways different people
measure ~ so all measurements are approximate and please give or take
about a 1/4 inch or so either way.
Any QUESTIONS, or if you need any other MEASUREMENTS, please ask us ~ We'll do all we can to help you!
LASTLY, IN TWO WORDS........SIMPLY BEAUTIFUL! xxx
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20th Century Vintage & Contemporary
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