Lace-Up Crepe Dress
Lace-Up Crepe Dress
Lace-Up Crepe Dress
Lace-Up Crepe Dress

Lace-Up Crepe Dress

Jonathan Simkhai
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  • Description

    Slender grosgrain laces weave down the front, back and sides of a flippy stretch crepe dress and are left undone and swaying at the ends to perfect the punk-meets-prep attitude.

    • 41" length (size 8)
    • Back zip closure
    • Jewel neck
    • Short sleeves
    • Lined
    • 59% viscose, 37% acetate, 4% elastane
    • Dry clean
    • Imported
    • via C

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