All kinds of confused about how to describe this 70s (?) lurex (?) dress....

Discussion in 'PUBLIC Vintage Fashion Q & A' started by Jen S, Mar 14, 2016.

  1. Jen S

    Jen S Registered Guest

    So this mini dress is made out a thick ribbed knit -- some kind of synthetic -- is this Lurex? I am not up on my shiny sparkly fabrics :) -- with different colors of sparkly thread woven into the back, so that when it stretches over the body you can see slightly different colors in the ribs. It has a very mod look, with the high bateau or low mock turtleneck (?) neckline. No tags; the waistband is that sort of wide stiff elastic I associate with 60s-70s garments, and the stitching appears like an older type of overcast. The cuffs and hem are unfinished -- the knit is itself pre-finished. I am pretty stumped by this, though it's a cool and fun dress. Any thoughts would be appreciated. Thanks!

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  2. Pinkcoke

    Pinkcoke Trade Member

    I'm not seeing anything shiny or like lurex personally. I would call it a vertically striped ribbed knit dress.
     
  3. Jen S

    Jen S Registered Guest

    I guess they're not showing well, but there are little shiny threads woven in. Maybe this pic shows it a bit better.

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  4. Rue_de_la_Paix

    Rue_de_la_Paix Trade Member

    It looks like an acrylic knit, with Lurex threads. The fabric is a very 1970s textile. Has the dress been shortened?
     
  5. Jen S

    Jen S Registered Guest

    No, that is the original length.
     

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