ossie clark

1970s Ossie Clark Purple Wrap Dress

This is one of the most sought after Ossie Clark designs and it is easy to see why! This version has been done in a fantastic purple moss crepe and wraps and ties. It is all cut on the bias so the movement is amazing when it is one. I love the sexy plunge the front creates and the saucy little tie at the neck. The waist is cinched in and the skirt flares to the ground in that perfect way that only Ossie did. This one is tiny - it is really too small for the mannequin - I cheated the tie at the waist - on a girl this fits properly it would not be quite as open down the front (but close). It is a super great price because it is not perfect (please take the time to read the full description below), however it is still completely wearable still so I think the girl who grabs it will still be super happy! It is afterall, an iconic design and this is about 1/2 or less what it would be priced if it were flawless!

Shoulders: 14" across
Bust: approx 16.5" flat across the back side seam to side seam
Waist: 12" flat across side seam to side seam - you can adjust this up or down about an inch
Hips: open
Bodice: 13" from shoulder to bottom of waist band
Skirt: 45' from bottom of waist band to hem

The dress is unlined wraps and ties to close, It has a snaps at the waist to hold as well. It was a little small on the mannequin so will not be as open at the front on a girl it fits properly. It is not perfect but still wearable. There is a slight change in the color here and there and some slight sheen marks from over-ironing at some point. See pictures but be assured that it is all pretty even. Still a great dress!! There is a repair that looks to have been done sometime ago to fix a tear from a heel about mid way up the back of the skirt. It looks horrid from the inside and passable from the outside. The folds and fullness of the skirt make it so that it not† huge issue when actually one.

Modern Sizing equivalent: from XS (0-4)

Item# DD730

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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