Navy Blue Velvet Empire Waisted
It is hard to do
Original 1960's or 1970's Empire Waisted Minidresses
justice without seeing them on. Think Marlo Thomas in That Girl
circa 1963. During that time period this dress would have been considered
elegant cocktail attire. Now it is likley fated to a theme party or as an
Audrey Hepburn look in Breakfast at Tiffany's, that's a classy Halloween costume
In any case, this dress is in great condition and its rich very deep royal blue or navy color absorbs one's gaze. The dress appears to be in flawless condition, but don't hold me to that just in case there is some very tiny blemish somewhere on it (I doubt it though). The dress is vintage, but I don't think it has even ever been worn. It was in my store and people tried it on, but I would not rent it and no one in this part of the country appreciates the early to mid 60's style minidress....So here it is.
The cut is basically empire wasted possessing a conservative length. It has been shortened at sometime in its past so perhaps it was a full length gown at some time. One can't tell it has been hemmed unless one looks underneath it where there is a very generous hem. It has a zipper back and a Franklin Simon of New York tag in it. I can't guarantee its authenticity, but I know I'd never have the energy to sew in a tag!
I would say this is probably a size 7/8. The chest is 35" - 36", probably fitting either a 34C or a 36B. The hips measure 38", a comfortable size 7 or 8 I believe. The arm holes are nicely sized, not oddly small as in some vintage dresses. It has a back zipper.
The dress has a simple, yet timeless and classic cut. It would be great for a coctail party for those who like to wear vintage.
This COMFORTABLY CUT little number would also be quite striking at a 1960's or 70s Party. It is probably a today's Size 7/8. The length is probably best for people between 5'4" to 5' 10".
It would look great with either my silver go go boots, a pair of maryjanes or my silver glitter platform sandals.
Item: Navy Velvet 1960's or 1970's Cocktail Minidress
Size: 7/8 $45.00 USA S&H $7.00 (more for international orders)
The dress is not returnable if purchased during the month of October. Any other time of the year the dress is returnable with website approval and if never worn with buyer paying a 5% restocking fee if not exchanged for merchandise of equal value.