Offered is a wedding dress--a bridal gown--from the 1970's. The '70's wedding dresses marked a significant change from the era before and the one that followed. Remember, the layers of lace and tulle from the '50's and '60's? Do you remember the "sexy" look of the '80's designs? The '70's offered the chance to be simple and pure with a minimum of embellishment. We are likening the style of this dress to a prairie motif with some Victorian era hints. The tone is cream in an organdy layered over satin like fabric. Lace appliques serves as panels down the front on either side of a center deeper toned satin ribbon edged in tiny lace. The 2" ribbon encircles the waist and forms a bow at the back. The long organdy sleeves have ribbon and lace cuffs closed with snaps. Surprisingly, and leading to our prairie style comment, the dress has two patch pockets with appliques and lace. The collar is high similar to the Victorian throw-back in satin and lace. The skirt is simply sheath like. Details: 24" metal back zipper; 15 1/2" across the back; 57 1/2" shoulder to hem; 25" sleeve; 36 1/2" bust; 29 1/2" waist. We found no stains and no holes. We did find a fray at the seam under the arm on the right side--an easy repair. We have not cleaned this dress. We note no unusual odor. Original listing price $90 Item 3718a
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