The Delfina Midi Dress combines artisanal quality and an archival Loretta Caponi print. This charming floral midi dress is one size with a loose and universal fit facilitated by a smocked elastic neckline, hand embroidered by master artisans, and cinched with a matching tie to your linking. Nearly sleeveless with a flutter ruffle and bottom hem is accented with a gentle ruffle. Pair with a strappy white heel for an elevated brunch or shower.
Founded on art and craftsmanship, Loretta Caponi is an Italian embroidery legend. In 1967, her first atelier in Florence, Italy debuted the iconic one-size turtleneck nightgown in colorful prints and colors with her innovative smock stitch that had previously only been used in children’s clothes. Today the brand celebrates their master artisans who preserve and invigorate these century old embroidery techniques, giving the same love, care, and more than 390 hand-stitches for a single garment as Loretta Caponi herself.
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