Malcolm Starr Sheer Glitter Dots Maxi Dress
Brand Malcolm Starr
I know I say this about A LOT of items in my shop, but this one really is one of my favorites. Not only is this Malcolm Starr dress a beautiful shade of coral, and made of sumptuous sheer chiffon, but it is covered with the most intriguing pattern, geometric and repeating in nature, rendered with small dots of silver and gold glitter, that appear to have been hand-applied!
This stunner is as opulent as they come, with high mock neck, long sleeves and tailored bodice. The dress features a true waist, with slightly roomier hips and overall cylindrical waist, that hits at about ankle length.
The dress bears the most fascinating glitter pattern, of repeating stripes, diamonds, arrows and zigzags. Each of these is shaped by a series of hand applied glitter dots, in gold or silver glitter. This harkens back to the practice of hand-decorating 50's wool circle skirts, with the application of beads of glue, followed by a sprinkling of glitter. Imagine this but as applied, by hand, meticulously, without fault and in perfect repeating pattern and symmetry, across the entire surface of the dress. Amazing!
And wait until you see this dress under the light; It positively twinkles with radiance!
This dress has the waist stays at the interior so common in Malcolm Starr dresses, with a center back nylon coil zipper. The dress is fully lined, except for the sleeves and from the bust line up to the collar.
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ERA / 1970s
LABEL / Malcolm Starr
COLOR / Coral with silver and gold glitter
MATERIAL / Silk chiffon with glitter appliqué
CONDITION / Excellent, no issues
SIZE / Approximate size modern Women's Medium
Please see measurements below for a better idea of fit.
FIT / Fitted at the waist (true, with no give) with darted bust and semi-relaxed fit through the bodice. Skirt is roomier through the hips, with a cylindric shape to the ankle (no flair).
MEASUREMENTS / Chest - 38” / Waist - 30” / Hips - 40” / Length - 55”