1970s Gina Fratini Patchwork Boho Floral Print Dress

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A Gina Fratini 1970s boho luxe version of a prairie dress with two contrasting fabrics in a patch work design. The first is a harlequin or checkerboard print in muted blues, cream and mauve and the second is a pretty floral print in a summer garden palette. The high 'Victoriana' neckline is lace trimmed whilst the front bodice has a faux frilled bib with 5 shell buttons and puff half sleeves. The skirt flows into a frilled hem with a deep flounce. A separate long reversible fabric waist belt is designed to tie at the back. It has the original long metal back zip and hook and eye at the nape of the neck. This is a very early 1970s or late 1960s design and in our opinion, the fabrics are a silk, wool, cotton mix of very fine quality.

This dress is in superb, worn once, condition. The original size label reads UK14 but this would equate to a UK 8-10 or US 4-6 in modern sizing.


Gina Fratini was a British designer who set up her business in 1964. She was renowned during the 1970s and early 1980s for her romantic gowns which were of elaborate construction. She was a favourite of Princess Diana who wore her designs on several state occasions. Elizabeth Taylor famously chose a medieval style Gina Fratini gown for her second marriage to Richard Burton.

Measurements (all laid flat):
Bust 34"
Waist 28"
Hips 34/36 (bias cut so some give)
Sleeves cuff width 5" (10" round)
Across shoulders (outer edge seam to seam) 14"
Centre back to waist 16"
Skirt length (waist to hem) 40"
Dress length (centre back to hem) 56"