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1970s Oscar De La Renta Plunging Halter

I have had this dress before and it feel even more relevant and better this time! It is a stunning design and an early example of De La Renta's work. The colors on the soft jersey are still as crisp and true as they would have been when it was produced and I love how they absolutely pop against the deep navy base of the dress - helped in part by the white backdrop used on each! Cut halter style you step into it and then it hooks and ties at the bottom of the deep front plunge. This leaves the back completely bare to the waist! A high slit inches up the front all adding up to an insanely sexy dress that maintains its sense of classiness. The fabric is a jersey silk mix that makes it super easy to wear. and travel with - it is virtually wrinkle resistant. I love the contrasting edging along the front plunge, the tie at the waist and the hem - it really sets off the design to perfection! Excellent, appears unworn condition

Bust: variable with no true side seams
Waist: 12.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: open
Bodice: approx 14" from shoulder to waist
Length: 41" from waist to hem

Unlined and hooks, snaps and ties at the front. It is deeply plunged - the the waist and there is also a 30" front slit (you could tack this closed if you wish). You could move the hooks and snaps to adjust the wasit up or down at least an inch if needed. hand finished

Modern Sizing equivalent: XS-SML

Item# DD1086

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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