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“EXCELLENT VINTAGE CONDITION ~ THE MOST GORGEOUS TRUE VINTAGE 70s CROCHET DRESS/WEDDING DRESS IN ”... Read more
07 Apr, 2014 14:20:23 BST
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|Seller notes:||“EXCELLENT VINTAGE CONDITION ~ THE MOST GORGEOUS TRUE VINTAGE 70s CROCHET DRESS/WEDDING DRESS IN CLASSIC WHITE WITH A LICK OF CREAM ~ STUNNING, STYLISH AND SO SEXY!!”|
|Decade:||1970s||UK Size::||UK 6-14/16 - estimated/please see measurements|
|Look:||Hippy/70s/Festival/Boho/60s/Wedding/Summer of Love||Exact Material:||100% Cotton Crochet|
|Size:||M (12-14)||European Size:||EURO 34-42/44 ~ estimated/please see measurements|
|Main Colour:||White||US Size:||US 2/4 -12/ 14 ~ estimated/please see measurements|
|Vintage Type:||True Vintage||Exact colour::||White with a band of cream|
|Material:||Cotton||This stunning dress has...:||a wonderfully wide sweep of a hem ~ very flowing|
|Brand:||Unbranded||This beautiful dress will::||fit variety of sizes pls see measurements UK 6-16|
BEAUTIFUL BOHEMIAN HIPPY-LUXE
Honeymoon ~ Barefoot on the Beach ~ Boho ~ Festival ~ Summer of Love ~ Absolutely Stunning
The most gorgeous crochet creation ~ pretty as a picture!
WOULD BE A
A WONDERFUL WEDDING DRESS!
Vintage ~ 60s ~ 70s ~ Festival ~ Indian Summer ~ Boho ~ Hippie ~ Summer of Love ~ Prairie ~ Wedding ~ Summer Picnics ~ Walks Along the Beach ~ Bridesmaid ~ Romantic ~ Dreamy ~ Adorable ~ Honeymoon ~ Bride ~ Flower Power ~ Hippy-Luxe ~ Barefoot ~ Midnight Beach Bonfires ~ Bohemian ~ Paris ~ Beatnik ~ Left Bank ~ Gypsy ~ Supermodel ~ Beauty...
BOHEMIAN ~ WEDDING ~ HONEYMOON ~ BAREFOOT ON THE BEACH
Absolutely Beautiful ~ Sexy, Angelic & Adorable
This true vintage 1970s crochet dress is simply fabulous... so adorable, so pretty ~ and so sought after ~ these 70s vintage crochet pieces are hard to come by and very in demand!
In classic, summery white with a hint of cream, the shape is very evocative of the 60s and 70s boho style yet simultaneously cool and contemporary ~ mid length with a fabulously wide sweeping scalloped hem, it features the prettiest of crocheted straps leading to a straight bodice which flares out gradually into that incredibly wide and wonderful huge sweep of skirt – just perfect for floating and twirling, dancing and dreaming!
The crochet work is stunning, with intricate bands at the neckline and upper bodice, leading to wider bands of more open crochet further down which gives a lovely tiered effect; large flowers, large circles, smaller circles ~ and that superbly scalloped hem. Gorgeous!
The delightfully soft cotton crochet is wonderfully tactile and lovely (and so easy) to wear with a pleasing heaviness to the fabric. It has natural stretch for a flattering fit in the bodice which broadens into that fabulously floaty full skirt. And so many ways to style it! ~ Wear it loose and lovely, or cinch it in with a waist belt for equally effortless chic. Fabulous for festivals, garden parties, beach walks, sultry summer nights, day time or evening ~ and of course, as the perfect boho wedding dress...just imagine how gorgeous and divine you would look ~ and feel ~ as the bride (or bridesmaid) in this bohemian beauty. Truly a dress to fall in love with (and in!).
The cult of crochet has been seen in many an illustrious designer’s collection and indeed, continues to be spotted on the catwalks ready for spring and summer. Get ahead of the trend with this delightfully dreamy dress: angelic, flirty and fabulous with such a timeless versatility and fashion-forward flare...the shape, the stunningly crafted detail and the sweep of this summery sensation seamlessly captures 70s bohemian ambiance and heavenly hippy-luxe ~ absolutely adorable!!!
Excellent vintage condition.
100% softest cotton crochet ~ with a bit of natural stretch to the crochet, leading to a very loose sweeping skirt which would fit all waist and hip sizes.
All-over white, with just the top band of the bodice in cream to give a subtle but very lovely contrast.
Please note that the belt pictured is not included in the sale.
There is no size label but the dress is very full and flowing and the crochet has quite a bit of natural stretch to the fabric ~ so will accommodate several sizes ~ please see measurements below.
UK estimated 6 - 14/16 ~ might fit other sizes ~ please see measurements.
EURO estimated 34 - 42/44 ~ might fit other sizes ~ please see measurements.
US estimated 2/4 - 12/14 ~ might fit other sizes ~ please see measurements.
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 people measure ~ so all measurements are approximate and please give or take about a 1/4 inch or so either way.
Bust ~ armpit to armpit across front ~ approx: 16 inches (will stretch to approx 17 inches)
Waist ~ free size (can be cinched in with a belt or sash for a fabulous fitted look)
Hips ~ free size ~ dress is very full and very flared with very wide sweep at hem
Length ~ taken from top of shoulder strap to hem ~ approx: 39 inches
70s Fashion Revival & Crochet ~
Coupled with the vintage and 20s vibes echoing through our wardrobes and catwalks this season, 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 which it offers, giving 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-luxe weddings.
Crochet has garnered a lot of attention on the catwalks with designers such as Ralph Lauren, Pucci, Dolce & Gabbana and Gucci showcasing chic fashion-forward dresses, skirts, hats and more, using fabrics and textures imitating the beauty of the handmade design. 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 have been seen in a variety of crochet items, especially maxi dresses for red carpet events.
Crochet pieces may have hippie inspirations, but today 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!!!
THEATRE of FASHION
20th Century Vintage & Contemporary
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