Dating a flocked maxi dress

Discussion in 'PUBLIC Vintage Fashion Q & A' started by acceber, Mar 8, 2019.

  1. acceber

    acceber Registered Guest

    I’m not sure what to make of this dress. At first I thought the 70s but in ways it seems older. That outside flocked fabric is a little threadbare. The entire dress is lined. It has no shoulder pads but just little fabric inserts to make the sleeves a little poofy. It has a back metal zipper and the bow snaps closed in the back. Can’t say I’ve ever seen a dress with a bow in the front and back like that. All the seams are unfinished. No tags or labels anywhere. Thank you for your help.

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  2. poppysvintageclothing

    poppysvintageclothing Administrator Staff Member

  3. acceber

    acceber Registered Guest

    Yes it’s flocked. I agree about that fabric. I would have thought it was much older, just going by that flocked fabric alone.
     
  4. acceber

    acceber Registered Guest

    I ironed this dress last night. I wish I could identify the fabric. It’s a very thin gauzy linen type stuff.

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  5. GemGem

    GemGem Registered Guest

    It's gorgeous, I'm also wondering if it's costume. Looks to be styled as 30s/40s... a la wizard of oz, gone with the wind etc...it has a country feel to it too. I absolutely love it, it's fabulous! I'd totally wear this to a dress up party.
     
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  6. acceber

    acceber Registered Guest

    Yes it put me in mind of Katharine Hepburn for some reason. I could just see her in it, driving Cary Grant crazy in Bringing up Baby. lol I’m wondering if it isn’t some 1970s formal wear.
     

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