1980s Red Plisse Pleat Shadow Strip Cocktail Dress
Tailored in an almost ethereal silhouette, this tomato-red and slightly sheer garment from the late 70s-early 80s emanates a glamorous atmosphere.
Subtly striped with a shadow stripe, the piece features a shaped plisse pleated bodice and skirt, while the long sleeve is a bit more diaphanous.
Further detailed with a rolled hem, cuff band, and button on the sleeve that is trimmed with a slim ruffle, the revere collar is supplemented by two red pearlescent buttons at the bust, with the ruffle trim echoed around the back.
The waist is artfully elasticated with an original belt and loops, bestowing a lightweight feel with plenty of movement for a night of dancing.
Very Good-Excellent condition, we found a couple of very minor pulls but have repaired all of them so she presents in excellent condition as a result.
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: 44 inches
Waist: 37-43 inches
Sleeve length: 22 inches
Cuff circumference: 8 inches
Length from shoulder to waist : 31 inches
Length from waist to hem: 38 inches
Alterations: There is no useable seam allowance on main seams or hem for alterations.
Model Details: Our model, Miss Amanda, is 5'9"/175cm tall and usually wears a VV size Clara (which is two sizes smaller than this dress).