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Spring 1972 Oscar de la Renta Backless Rainbow Striped Halter Dress

This is one of my favorite of the early Oscar designs. It is so bright and colorful that you can't help but smile in it. The cut is also extremely sexy yet it still has an innocent, girl-next-door feel to it. It is made from heavy linen that is striped with a rainbow of bright colors. These sit horizontally over the skirt and mimic the cut of the diamond shaped halter of the bodice. The halter top stays in place with little piped straps that crisscross over the back and tie. The waist is cinched in and the skirt has a pretty amount if volume. The skirt is finished with a wide ruffled edge. I love that the back and sides are left completely bare and open. The barely covered top with the sweetness of the ruffled, long skirt are the perfect contrast to each other. This dress appeared in an editorial photo that I had at some point but can no longer find. I will send it to firmly date it to its new owner once I re-find it one day. Excellent condition

Fully lined in a white silky rayon and closes at the low back with a painted metal and nylon zipper and flat hook & eye at the back waist. The straps tie at the back to hold the halter in place.

Bust: adjustable
(The actual diamond shape measures 14"w x 10"h from waist to top, the straps will adjust for length and width from there)
Waist: 12" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: open
Bodice: adjustable with straps
Skirt: 37" from waist to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-SML

Item# DD2821

Reference Photos: (1-2) Spring 1972 Oscar de la Renta Runway.

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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