1980s Does 1950s Rimini Tropical Check Organza Party Dress
A jaw-dropping designer dress from vintage label Rimini, circa 1988 yet reminiscent of 50s styles. Showcasing a shirtwaister button-front with a timeless revere collar, and opulent crystal buttons providing a modern spark of the 80s.
The organza overlay flaunts a luscious tropical check pattern of orange, yellow, and hot pink with a hint of glitter. The hot pink satin lining offers discreet coverage beneath the sheer fabric. The long sleeves end in cuffs, each with two further crystal buttons. The full and flowy skirt with a rolled hem floats around the knees with remarkable poise. This dress is a smidge shorter than its 1950s counterparts yet brims with 80s dynamism—playful, flirty, vivacious, and undeniably showstopping.
Note of Interest
Founded by Wilma Woltman in 1985, Rimini aimed to give women the interesting pieces they've been looking for. Their seasonal collections were highlighted with clothing that were figure flattering and refined, suitable for the discerning customer of high end boutiques.
Excellent condition, no flaws or issues of note.
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.
Please note this dress is meant to blouson so has more generous bust and waist measurement.
Bust: 44 inches
Waist: 36 inches
Length of sleeve: 25 inches
Cuff circumference: 7 inches
Length from shoulder to waist: 16 1/2 inches
Length from waist to hem: 22 1/2 inches
Fabric: polyester lining, organza overlay, crystal metal buttons
Alterations: There is no useable seam or hem allowance.
Model Details: Our model, Miss Tanya, is 5'6"/167.5cm tall and usually wears a VV size Esther.