Psychedelic Lurex Quilted Mini Dress
Brand Embers /Cinders
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Before we even start on the details of this dress, allow me sing the praises of two facets of this dress real quick: 1. The shift cut 2. The quilted fabric.
I love a shift cut like this because it doesn't have a super defined waist but does offer shape and definition in the bust and hip (it's not quite fit for the buffet, but it's a little more relaxed in the waist which is a bonus). And 2. Quilted fabric. You guys, quilted fabric is so misunderstood. I see buyers shy away from it, simply because they don't understand the appeal of the texture. In the case of this dress, the quilting is what gives us the lovely gold lurex thread we see woven throughout, as well as added definition of the fabric's patterns and swirls.
My favorite aspect of the fabric is that it's a little more substantial and doesn't readily show the outline of whatever lies beneath it (like underwear lines, etc). In other words, this dress is a perfect solution if you want to look fancy, but don't want to sacrifice some aspects of comfort in the process. It looks damn cute, but you can still have a life and MOVE in it.
So, back to the lecture at hand: this darling 60s dress and its particulars!
The dress is a tank style, mini / micro-mini length dress, with square neckline both in the front and back. It has a darted bust and is slightly looser through the waist, with a narrowed hip.
Dress shows a fair amount of leg and is made of a swirl pattern fabric in shades of blue, purple, yellow and green, with sparkling gold lurex.
The dress is fully lined with an offset (to the left back) zipper closure.
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ERA / 1960s
LABEL / No vendor label
COLOR / Purple, Shades of Blues, Yellow, Gold
MATERIAL / Feels like rayon or blend with lurex thread woven through out. Fully lined in yellow satin-like fabric.
CONDITION / Excellent
SIZE / Approximate modern Women's Small.
Please see measurements below for a better idea of fit.
FIT / Shift cut dress with darted bust. Fitted through the bust, with looser fit through the waist and narrow, fitted cut through the hip in mini length skirt.
MEASUREMENTS / Chest - 34" - 35" / Waist - 30" / Hips - 36" / Length - 32"