1970s Deep Front Plunge & Racer Back Halter Dress in a Jewel Toned Burgundy Silk Velvet

This is a gorgeous little dress in a deep rich jewel toned burgundy velvet. The velvet gives it depth and the colour changes a bit depending on the light you are in from a deep deep burgundy to a lighter more ruby feeling tone in brighter lights. The cut is simple but has a lot of impact. It is cut to plunge extremely deep at the front. Two elongated triangles curves up and over each breast. A crepe tie runs through each of those at their tops and the wraps around and through the panels of velvet at back and then tie they into place. The front is left completely open on each side and it plunges between the triangle at the front to below the waist. At the waist there is another crepe tie that runs through the seam to tie and adjust it. There is also a hook so that you can choose to close the plunge at the waist and leave a keyhole under that or just use the ties to let the plunge go all the way down. At the back there are two long panels that run from the waist to the neck leaving the back almost completely bare. The skirt falls to the floor from there with just a touch of widening to it as it nears the hem. It's fabulous. Excellent condition 

Fully lined in a burgundy silk. It slips on to wear and you adjust the neck and waist with the ties. There is some fraying to the tie at the neck. Please see the last photo provided. Its cut should allow it to fit a range of sizes. 

Bust: variable - each triangle is 7.5" flat across at the widest part
Waist: to 16" flat across from side seam to side seam and can be adjusted with the ties
Hips: to 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 14" from top of bodice to waist
Skirt: 45" from waist to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-MED

Item# E692

This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival.

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