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Spring 1972 Oscar de la Renta Rainbow Striped Backless Halter Dress

This is the second time I have had this in the shop and I love finding these. It is hands down, one of my very favorites of the early Oscar designs. It is so bright and colorful that you can't help but smile in it. It is literally like wearing a rainbow. The cut is extremely sexy with that barely there coverage at the top and yet it still manages to have 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 then on the halter the pattern is set to follow 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 of 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. Note that this piece is not labeled but is 100% the same dress as the labeled one I have sold in the past. 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 15"w x 10"h from waist to top, the straps will adjust for length and width from there)
Waist: 12.25" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: open
Bodice: adjustable with straps
Skirt: 37.5" from waist to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-SML

Item# DD2997

Reference photos: (1-2) Spring 1972 Oscar de la Renta Runway.  /  (3) From her Instagram, Indre Rockefeller in her Shrimpton Couture version  /  (4-5) Sophia Amoruso in her own version, from her Instagram.

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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