1970s Ted Lapidus Silk Shirt Dress

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A stylish 1970s daywear piece by revered designer Ted Lapidus who began his long fashion career at the house of Dior before branching out on his own in 1951. He is known for his unisex style of dressing and was worn by leading French stars of the day including Brigitte Bardot and Francoise Hardy.

This is a boutique piece and is classic and understated French chic at its best. The style of the dress is almost tunic-like and could easily be worn as a top over jeans or pants. The high neck collar opens out like a shirt and although not a true shirtwaister design down to the waist, there is a pearlescent button fastening along with two breast pockets. The cuffed sleeves are bracelet length. The waist is elasticated and the skirt portion is a straight cut finish just above the knee. The dress retains its belt and we have styled it drawn in at the waist. The colours are muted pastels in beige, pink, cream and pale yellow. The print reminds us of a Picasso drawing that has been painted with watercolours - most serene and unusual.

This is an exceptionally versatile and easy to wear tunic dress of the highest quality. Perfect for those Zoom meetings as you could wear something comfy on the bottom! The condition is really excellent and the silk retains its lustre. There are no marks or tears. The dress is labelled a French size 36 and this equates to sizes UK 8, US 4.

BUST - 38.6 in. (98 cm)
WAIST - 34.4 in. (87.4 cm)
HIP - 47 in. (119.4 cm)
LENGTH - 36 in. (91.4 cm)
SHOULDERS - 15.5 in. (39.4 cm)