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Zandra Rhodes Blue Pink Pleated Shell Print Caftan Dress 1970S


Outspoken, unapologetic, and always fabulous, Zandra Rhodes is an icon of the bohemian bricolage aesthetic. By designing her own prints, Rhodes has been able to create looks that are truly unique and reflective of her design vision. Having been featured on numerous Vogue covers and having her dresses worn by the likes of Princess Diana, Zandra Rhodes equally encapsulates fun and elegance, novel and traditional.

Made from a lagoon blue rayon printed with a teal squiggle motif with clustered pink shells, this ensemble speaks to classic Zandra Rhodes style. This caftan-style dress has been pleated throughout to give the overall garment a crinkled texture and a sense of volume that intensifies the dropped kimono style sleeves.

An inverted basque waistline shapes the robe beautifully just under the bust. Around the neck edge, hem and sleeve, a lettuce edged “ruff” adds a vintage charm and flair to the look. Worn alone or layered this dress is an excellent day look that can easily transition for high-end occasions that will give off a vintage and trendy aesthetic as Rhodes designs have seen a major resurgence in recent years.


Size: S/M

Bust: 34 inches

Waist: 31 inches

Hips: full

Length: 54-55 inches

Unlined, the caftan has a tie closure at the front. In very good condition with some light spots that blend into the pleats. This has been professionally eco dry cleaned and pressed. High-quality vintage pieces like this are yours to live in and love while increasing in value every year. It’s never too soon to start collecting them, as an investment in your wardrobe—and in yourself.

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