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Red and Purple Sheath Dress with Puffed Renaissance Farthingale - Medium, 1960s



Less a peplum and more a Renaissance-era farthingale, this dress's midsection uses an optical illusion to slim the waist and hips by comparison. Entrance- AND exit-making. Vintage sleeveless sheath dress with wide scooping neckline and front and rear princess seams at bodice; massive gathered and deeply-pleated balloon peplum filled with tulle for extraordinary fullness around full body circumference. Rear metal zipper closure with hook and loop at low back and neck. Fully lined in red acetate; hanging loops. fabric: rayon acetate noteworthy: dry clean only alterations: none condition: very good with a few light freckles left of zipper at low back (see photos) measurements: neckline: 11 ½” diameter (5” drop) shoulders: n/a (16 ¼” from outer strap edge to edge) bust: 38” waist: 26” hips: to 40” peplum: 12” wide x 50” circumference bodice length: 15” from shoulder, 7 ½” from underarm skirt length: 25” total length: 40” from shoulder, 32 ½” from underarm sweep: 39” label: none present except fabric and union labels size: vintage size 11; comparable to modern size medium


  • Dimensions
    Marked Size: vintage 11; comparable to size M (US)Bust: 38 in. (96.52 cm)Waist: 26 in. (66.04 cm)Hip: 40 in. (101.6 cm)Shoulder to Hem: 40 in. (101.6 cm)
  • Style
    Sheath (In the Style Of)
  • Place of Origin
    United States
  • Period
  • Material Notes
    Tulle-filled peplum provides extraordinary volume.
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. A handful of light freckles left of zipper at low back.
  • Seller Location
    Tucson, AZ
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 0811.09.2631stDibs: LU86433396843

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    Ships From: Tucson, AZ
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