Raphaël linen pencil dress
Slender, navy shift dress from Italian boutique Raphaël. Classically-styled. The extraordinary detail: textile is punctuated by handcrafted stripes of lace. The heavy royal-blue linen is intricately-overwoven in the same yarns --- with knotted, diamond-shaped cutwork and dense ornamental scrolling. Wide, rounded neck, two breast pockets, princess seams, back metal zipper. High-end workmanship. Fully-lined in silk.
size & fit- med/lg
armhole: 14 1/2"
Please note the petite armholes.
Highly-wearable & in beautiful shape. No exterior holes, stains or fading. Noted minor exterior issue: pale-darkening under the arms - unnoticable (see final pic)
Noted minor interior issue: hangers have left small rust stains to strap lining at shoulder.
Noted repair: hem has been retacked.
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