1980s Carolyne Roehm Fitted Red Dress

Chic, fitted bombshell cocktail dress by Carolyne Roehm. She worked at Oscar de la Renta and you can see that influence here. This is a label you don't see a ton of - she only had her company from 1985 to 1991 so when we find one we are pretty excited. This is a great example of her work and it is well made and appropriate for almost any occasion. It is cut simply, with a wonderful fold pleat detail at the waist that is curved and set to create a hourglass feel. A glitzy rhinestone encrusted jewel sits at the top of one hip for a bit of flash. Love that the sleeves come up and out of the waist so you get that bit of upper body fullness that was all the rage at the time and yet it maintains a classic, forever feel that goes beyond trends. Excellent, appears unworn condition.

Fully lined in a fine red silk and closes with a hand set back painted zipper. The rhinestone detail at the hip is attached and all stones are present.

Sleeves: 23"
Shoulders: no true defined sleeve
Bust: 18" flat across from side seam to side seam inside lining
Waist: 13" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 39" from neck to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED

Item# DD1627

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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