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Directory: Popular Collectibles: Nostalgia: Fashion: Apparel: Pre 1990: Item # 1227572





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Vintage 1980s Beaded Red Dress w Peplum and Ruffles
Peplums, ruffles and strong shoulders are having another huge moment now! If you crave that vintage 1980s look, why not wear the real thing, rather than a new-yesterday knockoff? Vividly scarlet, this "Dynasty" era dazzler has an elegantly draped peplum overskirt and a ruched front bodice ornamented with a transparent Art Nouveau butterfly that's loaded with white pearls, red sequins and bugle beads. Ruffles supported by an underlay of red petticoat net appear both fore and after and the skirt is slit, so you can walk and dance easily. The low-cut back closes with a short zipper. Length is just below the knee.

The label of this gorgeous gown identifies it as a California-made creation "For David Howard" from the "Climax" line by Karen Okada. The fabric is acetate that feels like satin taffeta: rich and slightly crispy. No size label is present, but the dress looks like it would fit most small women (sizes 2, 4 and probably 6). Its only point of close fit is the waistline, which measures 26 inches. Condition is so good that it can't have been worn much.

There's no charge for insured US shipping, with an equivalent discount on international delivery, and gift-wrap is always free if desired. Please e-mail to confirm availability, order or request more photos. Thanks for looking!


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