Red Fringe Statement Dress
Brand Embers / Cinders Vintage
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It s my staunch belief that fringe is your friend. Whether going out on a date, out dancing, or just to SHOW OFF the goods, this dress is a solid choice.
The dress is a deep shade of crimson red, and made from a maxi dress of textured stretch chenille. The dress has a fairly deep v-neck and exaggeratedly long sleeves.
The dress is meant to be worn fitted though the chest, arms and bodice with warm, curve-hugging stretch chenille.
Last but not least, the previous owner of this dress took it upon themselves to create a mermaids fall of various colors and shades of red and dark red chainette fringe. The fringe is applied in layer after layer, with an upward tick in placement at the right hip.
As if I even need to defend or explain the appeal of fringe, but for those of you on the fence allow me to explain: the movement of fringe, how it follows every pivot or turn, leaving a sweet reminder hanging in the air of your every move, if you have moments where you lean towards nervous nelly in social situations and need something to occupy your hands while momentarily wall-flowering, I find few motions as comforting as preening, i.e. petting or running my fingers through layers of fringe, and lest we not mention that if you want to be the person on the dance floor who all the eyes move to, fringe is the choice.
Oh and PS, the dress is unlined, with no zipper closures. It is a pull-over style.
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ERA / 1980s
LABEL / No vendor tag, one of a kind hand modified piece
COLOR / Deep crimson red with pops of brighter and darker red fringe
MATERIAL / Chenille with chainette fringe
CONDITION / Good condition. The weave of the chenille is open in some places and these have been stitched from the back to prevent further opening up. Not noticeable unless very closely inspected from the dress inside.
Wear consistent with age and use.
SIZE / Approximate modern Women's size Large
Please see measurements below for a better idea of fit.
FIT / The main stretch chenille bodice has a fair amount of give to it, but is meant to be worn snugly through the chest and bodice. The dress also has exaggerated long, fitted sleeves.
MEASUREMENTS / Chest - 38" - 42" / Waist - 32" (with additional stretch) / Hips - 42" max / Length - 60"