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Help dating this Witchy Deco-inspired gown?

Discussion in 'PUBLIC Vintage Fashion - Ask Questions Get Answers' started by mags_rags, Jan 5, 2021.

  1. mags_rags

    mags_rags Trade Member

    I brought it home completely uncertain of era, but hypnotized by all the beautiful details, hoping it might be early, and unwilling to leave it behind even if it wasn't - early, that is.

    After handling, inspecting and photographing, I don't think it is any earlier than 70s, and is more likely 80s or even 90s.
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    No tags, closes in back with an invisible metal zipper that is stamped "alco" on back and has a curvy elongated tongue.
    Most seams are serged - including the skirt hem, but some are not - like the seams between the facing and the inner bodice.
    The sinuous dark gold patterns are painted/screen printed onto the crepe-backed satin. The beads feels like real glass to my teeth (as opposed to plastic). Thoughts?
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  2. The Vintage Merchant

    The Vintage Merchant Administrator Staff Member

    that lowered waistline, especially, reminds me of late 80s. what a dress!! i would not have left if behind, either!
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  3. bycinbyhand

    bycinbyhand Trade Member

  4. Vintagiality

    Vintagiality Trade Member

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