This style has been handed down from the 20s, and it's become very noir. I consider it really romantic and prefer a drapey, unbelted look. These dresses are unbelievable hard to find on the internet, if only because they vary in what they're called by each designer, brand, or store. I think a common phrase by dressmakers would be batwing, but other terms to search for would be dolman sleeve, drop sleeve, oversized dress, drape dress, or kaftan (caftan). I got one of these from Express a few years back, but it was eaten by moths at my old apartment! I've learned since to put all my wool in baggies.
|Antik Batik Neve |
|ASOS Oversized Drop |
Armhole Jersey Dress
|Design History |
Jersey V-Neck Batwing
The next three are sheer or bathing suit covers, but they would definitely work with a slip underneath for day wear.
This is a beautiful look nearly anyone can pull off. All body shapes work in it and to me it's a classic look, it takes you to a mysterious, gothic place, and it will always make you feel sexy.
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