The perfect dress to dance the night away in! Metallics & Lames made a big splash during the 1970's, thanks to Halston & the Disco craze. Gowns like this shimmering silver & black lurex gown with a crisscross & draped plunging neckline were all the rage, and hold their own as to timeless style & design. The front center panel is silver on white lame with a built in block cummerbund inset at the midriff. The rest of the dress is silver on black lame. There's a 22" back center zipper. The draping and gathering in the bust allow for a larger cup-size, even though it measures to best fit a 34" band. The rest of the bodice fits snugly against the body. The skirt of the dress is A-line and is very full; the circumference of the hemline measures 108". It's in fantastic condition save for a tiny rust mark about 5" from the hemline just left of center on the front (see photo above) - it's very faint and not really an issue as the volume of the skirt hides it well. Hand laundered & ready to wear.
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Size 12 / Care: Hand wash cool water, remove trim or commercially dry clean.
Measurements: (please bear in mind the fabric of the dress does have a bit of give to it)
Bust: 34" (can accommodate a larger cup size due to draping)
Bodice length shoulder to waist: 17"
Photo Credit: December 1973 Vogue, Rebecca Ann King in Halston
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