Barefoot Modiste - True Colors African Wax Print Dress

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This dress was made by the artist Barefoot Modiste on Etsy in 2012 – she is no longer making clothing.

I originally bought this dress for myself, but it was always a bit big on me so I only wore it a handful of times. I hope to find it a new home with someone who will give it the love it deserves!

The following description has been copied from Barefoot Modiste: "True Colors" – One of a kind, short African dress.

• Elegant, short/knee-length gown made from African cotton prints in rich greens, yellow orange, red, cobalt blue and rich teal
• The top features a darted bodice at the front, elasticized neckline, elbow-length raglan sleeves designed to sit off the shoulders. The top laces into 12 loops at the back, and has a drawstring waist at the back
The rest of the dress is full, and has 6 colorful ruffled tiers.
• This dress can fit sizes Small to xL (will fit xl, as long as bust fits) (please verify all measurements below).
• Dress Care :- Hand-wash Cold. Air dry. Steam iron inside out on cotton setting. Enjoy! :)

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Bust: Up to 38", up to C cup.
Midriff: Up to 34''
Dress Length (from top of bodice to hem): 38"
Hips: 49+"

For reference I am pictured wearing the dress and my meausrements are 32-26-34. I recommend being larger than me to wear this

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I gladly accept exchanges

Just contact me within: 7 days of delivery

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The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

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Care instructions

I recommend hand-washing all crochet items in COLD water and laying flat to dry.

Washing your hand-dyed or wool items in hot water or in the washing machine may cause color bleeding or felting - Please care for your items appropriately!!

Custom and personalized orders

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Sizing details

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My hats and hoods are, for the most part, one size fits all. If you have any questions about how an item might fit you please feel free to contact me.


If you do have an issue with your item (for example, it doesn't fit correctly), I am willing to accept returns on a case-by-case basis. Please contact me immediately if you have any issues. You must contact me within a week of receiving your item -- I have had problems with people contacting 3+ months after they have received an item or trying to exchange items that have obviously been worn... I am sorry, but I am unable to honor exchanging or returning items like this. Thank you for understanding and please contact me if you have any questions

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