1970s Snooty Hooty Deep Plunge Lace Up Front Huge Sleeve Dress
The Snooty Hooty label was sold at a small independent boutique of the same name in Atlanta. The boutique was open in 1966 under the name Serendipity by Barbara Weiss and it wasn't until 1969 when the name was changed after a grumpy client called one of the salespeople snooty and Weiss paired it with Hooty. My client bought this dress right in the very early years of the shop name changing.
I love this dress with its combination of colours and that amazing cut. The printed parts are made of a floral brocade fabric that has an almost canvas feel to it and that really helps it to hold the shape that you see, including the pouf of the incredible sleeves. That fabric is used all along the sides and back of the dress and then each sleeve has it for the lower portion where it really poufs out above the wrist. A dusky pink was used all the way down the front and for the upper portion of the sleeves for an added pop of colour. Where the two fabric meet there is an elaborate border of a black cotton lace that adds some texture. The front plunges quite low and laces in a way that leaves bare skin exposed between the laces. It appears to have never been worn or worn very little. Excellent condition
Unlined and closes at the back with a painted metal and nylon zipper and the front laces as shown. Elastic in each cuff. It appears to have never been worn or worn very little. The pink is a little lighter in tone then how it photoed.
Bust: 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 14" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 51" from neck to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED
This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival.