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1970s Oscar De La Renta Silk & Vivid Metallic Strapless Dress

This is a stunning strapless silk and metallic dress by Oscar De La Renta. The floral pattern that runs over the black silk chiffon is so vibrant and beautiful. My photos do not begin to do the colors justice. These are bright metallic lame thread that is woven through the fabric from top to toe and the flowers seem to jump off the fabric. Oscar kept the silhouette simple and chic to balance that color and the dress has a simple strapless, fitted bodice that tops a long skirt that gathers up in a pretty curves at the front. The fabric of the skirt wraps around itself at the front and is cut on a curve on both sides. Both layers of the black chiffon lining are cut in the same way so that when you walk you get a flash of leg at the front. The chiffon is lightweight and that fabric choice allows the skirt to have lovely movement around you as you move. The top is fitted and the fabric gathered and ruched over the bust and then gathered into the back zipper. Really a lovely dress. Excellent condition.

Fully lined in a black silk chiffon, with two layers in the skirt. Closes with a back painted nylon zipper. Note that the bodice has lost one of the boning at one side and there is a slight bit of fabric loss at the edge on one side that is barely noticeable. It stays in place easily if it fits just right.

Bust: 16.5-17" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 14.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: to 21" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 10.5" from top of dress to waist seam
Skirt: 42" from waist seam to back hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-SML

Item# DD2932

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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