1970s Microsuede Velveteen Frost Bros Shirt Dress
If ever there was a model colour to demonstrate "Mauve", this dress would be it! Made of a super soft velveteen/micro-suedette, it feels really lush to the touch.
The simple but very classic tailoring of the late 70s which was seen into the early 80s gives this dress a very expensive designer vibe. The exquisite pleating detail to the shoulders is divine and the contrast cream piping around the sleeve, neckline and down the centre front of the dress really elevates it.
No surprise really from a company that started as a very high end department store housing labels like Gucci!
There is some elasticity in the waist for a comfort fit. We fashioned a belt out of some very long tonal beads for this shoot (belt is not included) but a slim belt in plain cream would really set this off to perfection.
Oh, and did we mention it has pockets?! Studio 54 here we come...
Impeccable vintage condition.
Measurements and details
All vintage clothing is measured with the garment flat and measurements doubled for width. Please compare these measurements to a garment that fits you well as often there is very little or no give in vintage fabrics.
Bust: 37 inches
Waist: 26-34 inches
Hips: 41 inches
Length from shoulder to waist :16 inches
Waist to hem: 27 inches
There is no usable seam allowance for alterations but there is a 1" hem which could be lowered a little if desired.
Our model, Miss Fern, is 5'9"/175cm tal and usually wears a VV size Audrey.