donald brooks

1970s Donald Brooks Red Jersey Crystal Button Dress

This is a gorgeous red jersey Donald Brooks maxi dress that is very well made and has miles of fabric in it making it feel very luxurious and decadent! I love the ease of the fabric and the killer drape that the choice of the slinky jersey gives it. It makes it that perfect combination of being able to go full out dressy but with a certain ease - a delicious contrast. The faceted glass crystal button detailing is the perfect contrast to the jersey - it's an ingenious way to give it a little glitz without ruining the perfect simplicity of the jersey. These are spaced down the front in a way that gives just a glimpse of skin between for a little added sexiness. It has its original, extra long tie belt. There is literally yards and yards of fabric used in the skirt and I love the fluid, very full jersey sleeves with their dramatic ballooned appearance. His mainline label and very fabulous and well made. Much better in person so if you love it here you will be thrilled when you have it in hand. Excellent condition.

Unlined through the skirt. There is an extra layer of the same jersey fabric that runs through the front of the bodice with the back left unlined. It buttons at the front with faceted glass crystal buttons and fabric loops as shown. The original tie belt is present. Elastic at each cuff. More of a true red in person. The cut and fabric will accommodate a wider range of sizes

Sleeves: 25"
Shoulders: approx 15"
Bust: approx 18-21" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 14-15" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: open
Bodice: 17.5" from top of bodice to waist
Skirt: 44.5" from waist to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-LRG

Item# DD2236

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

Setting up a layaway is super easy and we are happy to provide this service!

Here's how deposits work on a standard layaway:

  • We require three equal payments of the layaway total. You will be invoiced for the first amount upon request
  • payment two of the remaining balance will be billed two weeks from the date of the initial deposit.
  • The final payment is due two weeks after the second payment and shipping will be billed on this invoice as well.
  • items less then $500, or that are on sale, require a 50% deposit with the final payment due in two weeks from the date of deposit 

Read More

We offer flat rate Standard UPS shipping worldwide. All shipping options are displayed at checkout in the pull down menus provided.

Want it faster?

We offer flat rates for expedited and express shipping options - these will also display at check out and can be selected with the drop down menu during the checkout process.

Read More


Please review all measurements carefully. More often than not, vintage garments do not fit any size category exactly. If in doubt, measure a garment of your own that fits and is a similar cut and compare it's measurements to the listed measurements below.