BOHEMIAN ~ 70s ~ WEDDING ~ GODDESS ~ HONEYMOON ~ FESTIVAL ~ INDIAN SUMMER ~ HIPPY-LUXE ~ GYPSY ~ FREE SPIRIT ~ SUMMER OF LOVE ~ CATWALK ~ RUNWAY ~ SUPERMODEL ~ BEATNIK ~ ROMANTIC ~ ELEGANT ~ SENSUAL ~ WEARABLE ART
IMPOSSIBLY RARE TO FIND & MUCH SOUGHT AFTER, EXCEPTIONALLY BEAUTIFUL TRUE VINTAGE 70s COTTON, VERY INTRICATE CROCHET/LACE CUT OUT, SHEER MAXI DRESS In WONDERFUL CLASSIC & HEAVENLY WHITE with THE MOST STUNNING DESIGN...This one is truly BEYOND BEAUTIFUL...Would make the most stunning wedding dress for the Bohemian bride, elegant, sensual and absolutely show-stopping...
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Reminiscent of the haute couture designer crochet / lace dresses as seen recently straight from the catwalk / runway:
This true vintage 1970s midi/maxi dress is simply HEAVENLY and truly BEYOND BEAUTIFUL ~ a gorgeous white creation of intricate cotton crochet/lace with divine all over cut out detailing...
Stunning and so sought after ~ these 70s vintage crochet and lace pieces are increasingly hard to come by and much in demand! Very reminiscent of Valentino's and Dolce and Gabbana's marvellous couture cut out lace and crochet pieces as seen on the runways, on celebrities and models, and featured in a variety of fashion magazines, including Vogue...this dress is original 70s true vintage and yet so timeless and contemporary...the most beautiful and stylish pieces never go out of fashion!!!
Just perfect too as a dreamy, Bohemian wedding dress ~ sexy, sensual and absolutely beautiful... a dress to fall in love with ~ and fall in love in...
In classic white, the style is simultaneously Bohemian Hippy-Luxe (which is so on trend) & also beautifully designer cool and contemporary ~ this longer length dress is finished all-over in the most intricate cotton cut out crochet with floral and leaf detailing, with GORGEOUS slightly raised flowers in places ~ and it has the prettiest pointed scalloped-edged hem and cuffs.
Featuring a v-neckline edged in delicate lace-work, a hand crochet shirred and elasticated waist which gives the most gorgeous shape while being easy to wear, lovely sleeves with elasticated cuffs and a stunning maxi/midi skirt which flares out gently at the hem, and falling in loose folds. The detail and styling of this exquisite, bohemian beauty has to be seen to be believed! All of the lace and crochet detailing carries through to the back, and two pretty flower shaped buttons fasten at the neckline to add a lovely touch. You can wear either way, with buttons at back or front, whichever you prefer.
The cult of crochet and lace has been seen in many an illustrious designer’s collections and indeed, this dress is certainly very reminiscent of both Valentino's famous, sought after and adored lace/crochet dresses and Dolce and Gabbana's also, and continues to be spotted on myriad designer's catwalks. Get ahead of the trend with this ABSOLUTELY delightful dress: free-spirited and fabulous with such a timeless versatility and fashion-forward flare...the shape, the stunning detail, the elegant white, and the beauty of the cut out crochet/lace seamlessly captures 70s bohemian ambiance and heavenly hippy-luxe ~ bring out your bohemian goddess!!!
This truly exquisite piece of wearable art would make THE MOST fabulously STUNNING wedding dress...or bridesmaid's dress, or as a guest at a summer wedding (just add a huge floppy hat and red lipstick!) ~ so gorgeous in divine, dreamy white, its versatility and desirable vintage appeal makes it suitable for any occasion! It would also make an exceptional evening dress, or alternative ballgown, for more formal dressy occasions, while evoking a totally relaxed yet beautiful and chic essence. Very versatile, it would be fabulous too for festivals, garden parties, barefoot beach walks, carefree days and endless sultry nights ~ just add bare legs for a sunny, summery vibe to evoke that 70s bohemian ambiance.. This is one dress you’ll want to wear again and again!
The soft, cool cotton crochet/lace is wonderfully intricate and lovely to wear, with a very subtle sheen which gives this gown such a sexy, beautiful and elegant mien...with more than a hint of bohemian free spirit!! The fabric also has natural stretch for a flattering fit in the bodice and hips, and falls into that fabulous skirt for an effortlessly chic, contemporary boho look ~ a trend that’s set to be bigger than ever in the seasons to come.
Style-wise, it’s so versatile ~ would look great worn with a leather belt or tied at the waist with a ribbon or beautiful scarf for an oh-so-stylish wedding or bridesmaid ensemble ~ just imagine how gorgeous you would look ~ and feel ~ as the bride in this captivating creation...you would truly be a Bohemian beauty...a sexy, angelic, sensual and very beautiful bride...
Excellent vintage condition. Deadstock vintage piece.
100% softest cotton/lace crochet with exquisite and intricate all-over cut out detail with foliage and leaf design in pretty, wonderful white which is so versatile, classic and effortlessly flattering. The fabric has a natural and very subtle sheen and some stretch.
Shirred elasticated waist which will fit a variety of sizes. Dress will be midi or maxi length, depending on your height ~ please check measurements.
Very flattering to all body shapes. Easy to wear, dressed up or down. Elegant, sexy and really beautiful. However you wear it, you’re sure to look gorgeous!
Please see sizing and measurements below.
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SIZE: There is no size label in the garment, however based on the measurements we estimate this dress will fit a variety of sizes ~ and please see the measurements below:
UK 8-14 ~ might fit other sizes
EURO 36-42 ~ might fit other sizes
US 4/6 - 10/12~ might fit other sizes
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 (unless otherwise stated) ~ 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 ¼ inch or so either way.
This dress can be worn loose or more fitted, both ways look fabulous. Please also note that the crochet has quite a bit of natural stretch.
Bust ~ armpit to armpit across front ~ approx: unstretched 16 inches ~ will comfortably stretch to approx: 18½ inches. Please note, bodice does not need to be tight to look lovely, it can be worn loose or more fitted ~ either way it will look fabulous!
Waist ~ approx: unstretched 12 inches ~ will comfortably stretch to approx: 16 inches, possibly a bit more. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE WAIST IS ELASTICATED (SHIRRED) AND WILL STRETCH QUITE A BIT.
Hips ~ approx: unstretched 17 1/2 inches ~ will comfortably stretch to approx: 20 1/2 inches.
Length ~ taken from neckline and down back of dress to bottom of hem ~ approx: 45 inches. maxi/midi on most people ~ longer on some, shorter on others, depending on height ~ please check length against your height.
Sleeve Length ~ taken from shoulder seam and along TOP of sleeve to cuff: approx: 22 inches (long 3/4 length style).
If you need any further measurements, please ask.
STYLING: 70s Fashion Revival & Crochet
Crochet, once a hippie-associated trend, has had a refreshing new look and feel that’s so beautiful and stylish. The fashion revival of crochet – reintroduced from the popular 70s style – has been gaining much popularity with designer's 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 ~ 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 (and often in alternative colours such as black or red) looks stunning as a wedding dress 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, Valentino, 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 and super long scarves. 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. Kate Moss has featured Bohemian lace and crochet in her brand new much anticipated and now total sell out premium collection for Topshop ~ and Kate herself has been seen very often wearing crochet, as have numerous celebrities and models,especially wearing crochet dresses for red carpet events. ...and many brides to be are now choosing crochet for their beautiful big day, because of its sexy and elegant, 30s or Bohemian appeal.
Crochet pieces may have hippie inspirations, but today the aesthetic is always luxurious with a modern sense of elegance and refinement and an easy way to achieve that 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!!!
“Clothes as text, clothes as narration, clothes as a story. Clothes as the story of our lives. And if you were to gather all the clothes you have ever owned in all your life, each baby shoe and winter coat and wedding dress, you would have your autobiography. You could wear, once more, your own life in all its stages, from whatever they wrapped you in when you emerged from the dark red naked warmth of the womb to your deathbed.” ~ Linda Grant, The Thoughtful Dresser
THEATRE of FASHION
20th Century Vintage & Contemporary