Wild Print Lace-Up Back Maxi Dress
Brand Embers / Cinders Vintage
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You have to hand it over to the 70s for producing some insanely sexy silhouettes, and this number is a perfect example. Incorporating a flattering halter neckline and glam maxi length, the dress echoes the influence 30s designs bore on the 70s.
But the silhouette is where the 30s influence ends; Reimagined in a suitably 70s fabric, a slinky nylon poly, with this reimagining, come some edits that are so indicative of the era: the sexy open, cut-out back with lace-up detail, the front slash at middle bust (can you say peek-a-boo, I see you?) and the HIGH middle front slit.
The print is as bold as the pheromones this dress gives off, rendered in bright orange, purple and brown abstract blotches of color that at a quick glance resemble painterly flowers. As a base to these color pops an almost chain-link criss cross pattern floats just below the surface of bold color. To say this print is bold is an understatement. It kicks doors down and is not meant for the faint of heart.
Lastly, lets talk about the FABRIC CONTENT.
We won't hold it against you if you grimace at the fabric for not being silk or rayon, but the easy, wash-and-go care requirements of a poly jersey dress-- it's resistance to sweat stains, wrinkling and tears -- and this poly dress's particularly high elasticity content, why it's practically *begging* for you to take it out to dance the whole night away a la Studio 54. And that's why, say what you will about polyester, but it's functionality can't. be. beat.
Dress is lined only in the bust.
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ERA / 1970
LABEL / No vendor tag
COLOR / Orange, purple, brown
MATERIAL / Poly stretch
CONDITION / Very Good
SIZE / Approximate size modern Women's X Small to Small
Please see measurements below for a better idea of fit.
FIT / Fitted through bust and empire waist. Floats away from body from the empire waist down and into a trumpet maxi skirt.
MEASUREMENTS / Chest - 32" - 36" MAX / Waist - 24" - 28" (measured at empire waist; has en elastic strips at back allowing some give) / Hips - 40" / Length - 52"