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1978 Oscar de la Renta Velvet & Dotted Net Dress

Even Oscar succumbed tot he eighties and made this little flirty dress with its tiered lace, asymmetrical skirt, that is perfectly eighties, but in the best possible way. It is quite beautiful and flirty and it is definitely a dress to go dancing in. Made of a mix of a light black stretch velvet and a black net with a deep burgundy dot worked through the net. Three layers of net sits over each other on an angled cut. I love how the edges of each layer of net has been finished with dressmakers tape so that you get a rounded fluted ruffle finish that really adds volume! The top is kept simple with tiny straps, perfectly offsetting the volume at the bottom. It is lightweight and an easy to wear piece whose design gives it a high impact factor. Excellent condition.

Fully lined with a black silk, it closes with a back zipper. Hand finishes.

Bust: to 16" flat across the back from side seam to side seam
Waist: to 14" flat across the back from side seam to side seam
Hips: to 19" flat across the back from side seam to side seam
Length: 40" at shortest point, 55" to longest at back from shoulder to hem

Modern Sizing equivalent: XS-SML

Item# DD2056

Reference Photo: Oscar de la Renta Ad, Vogue US, November 1978.

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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