This wonderful 1970s black cotton sundress with colourful hand embroidery is a beautiful example of the Mexicana style popular in the 60s and 70s and is an American label emulating the traditional Mexican Huipil dress to perfection. The thick cotton fabric is skillfully embroidered with woolen thread in an assortment of vibrant pinks, blues, greens and reds to depict exotic birds and flowers. In keeping with traditional pieces, the embroidery is focused mainly on the bodice and a decorative panel on the centre of the full ankle length skirt, with colourful hand stitched ribbon work trim on the horizontal neckline, waistband and pin tucked hem. Elasticated shirring on the reverse of the bodice draws the fabric snugly in at the waist to create a fitted look and allows the dress to be slipped easily over the head. The thin straps are tied over the shoulders and add to the gamine, youthful aesthetic of the piece. In excellent vintage condition, this charming dress is perfect for summertime and would be a delight to accessorise. Would best suit a US size 0-1, UK 6 due to petite bust measurement, although waist and hip measurements will accommodate all sizes.
BUST - 26.5 in. (67.3 cm) - no stretch : 31.5 in. (80cm) - fully stretched
WAIST - 39 in. (73.2 cm)
HIP - 58.5 in. (148.6 cm)
LENGTH - 37.5 in. (95.3 cm) - from top centre of bodice to hem as straps are adjustable to fit