Polka Dot Sarmi Maxi Dress
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Fernando Sarmi, he designed beautiful pieces for Elizabeth Arden from 1951-1959, before hitting the road and staring his own label. His self-titled label was synonymous with extravagance and sumptuous evening looks. And here we present you with an example!
This dress is an eye-catcher, for sure, between the bold polka-dot print and the ruffled mameluke sleeve, even in a room full of people, it is certainly not to be missed.
This beauty is made of hot pink and purple chiffon, with large polka-dots and a stripe texture through the fabric. The dress has a scoop neckline, with mameluke sleeves. A series of two gathers on the sleeves create a puff just above the elbow, and then relax into one long ruffle.
The dress is tailored through the bust and bodice with a true, fitted waist. The waist is punctuated with a thin, black satin bow.
The skirt of the dress floats away from the body at the hip and flares into a trumpet shape to the floor. A dust ruffle decorates the bottom.
The dress has a nylon coil center back zipper closure and is fully lined, except for the sleeves,
There is a bit of disagreement as to the age of this dress, according to the Vintage Fashion Guild's Label Resource this label is associated with pieces produced in the 60s, while some trusted colleagues assured me this piece was early 70s. Any additional input it appreciated.
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ERA / 1970s
LABEL / Sarmi
COLOR / Hot Pink and purple
MATERIAL / Chiffon with satin bow
CONDITION / Excellent, no issues
SIZE / Approximate modern Women's size medium
Please see measurements below for a better idea of fit.
FIT / Fitted true waist (no give) with tailored bust and bodice. Dress has a narrow and deep scoop neck with long, trumpet skirt.
MEASUREMENTS / Chest - 37” / Waist - 30” / Hips - 44” / Length - 55”