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Vintage 1970s Indian Cotton Gauze Dress Red Block Printed w Metallic Thread Sz M


Brand Poppy's Vintage Clothing

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This is an Indian cotton gauze dress made in India during the 1970s. The fabric is printed with motifs in tones of red, pink and white against a red background with metallic thread in alternating colours of red, blue and gold woven throughout the fabric.  The bodice bib is made of similarly printed fabric overlaid onto the front and back - the front has a V shaped neckline with two black rope ties at the neck, each end of the ties decorated with small brass balls. The sleeves are made in a raglan style and have loose fitting cuffs.  The dress is made of 100% cotton - the cotton is woven in a lightweight gauzy construction, somewhat translucent, great for summer wear. The dress is unlined and loose fitting.

Label: None.  This was made at a time when often these type of Indian dresses were unbranded

Size: No size is indicated, but please rely on the following measurements for fit, taking the style of the dress into account:

Sleeves: 28” long from the mid-neck

Sleeve inseam:  14 1/2”

Bust: 39” around, taken under the armpits

Waist: 48" around, meant to fall loosely in drapes 

Length: 46“, measured lying flat

Condition: It is in very good condition with no wear, tear, staining or odour - this looks to have seen little use and was well stored over the years.

This is a wonderful summer dress - great for festivals or a garden party, nice colour and print!