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Should I separate this 3pc set? And is it vintage?

Discussion in 'PUBLIC Vintage Fashion - Ask Questions Get Answers' started by elsewhere, May 11, 2004.

  1. elsewhere

    elsewhere Guest

    Ok-- need some help with this.
    Fabu 3 pc set that somone probably picked up while on vacation somewhere. I know these things can be pretty timeless... so maybe this isn't vintage? My gut says late 70's, early 80's.

    Dress, jumpsuit and little jacket thingy. Everywhere you see embroidery, there is also this wide see-through netting. All along the sides and back of the bodice... at the thighs on the skirt.. middle of the back of jacket & sleeves.. and on the jumpsuit at the midriff and along the sides of the calves.
    Provacative withouth being TOO flashy, you know?

    So my question is.. how do I market this? And should I separate or leave togther? If I did split them up, I'd sell the jacket thingy with teh jumpsuit, as it appears to be meant for it rather than the dress.


  2. remember, late 70s/early 80s is still considered vintage...

    If they all truly match exactly, I am such a purist when it comes to these things. I like to keep all pieces together. I had a few pant suits where it would more easily sell as the jacket, than i threw in the pants just to keep it all together.

    It might do just fantastic as a "3 pc Wardrobe" or "A complete Wardrobe" for the sexy gal. it could be her signature look that she has many pieces that look the same.

    It would be hard for me to say where the jacket goes, yes the jumpsuit would be more up to the minute with the jacket on, but if its a chilly night, or the lady wants to wear the jacket over the dress, and then take it off to slip into something more comfortable without slipping into anything different. even though not specifically tailored for it, i always look for a cardigan or something to wear over a sleeveless dress in case the weather changes.

    BTW: did you make sure the jumpsuit and the dress are the same size...the dress looks like the hips are fairly open....does it correlate with the jumpsuit?

    The nice thing also is that both main pieces have similar coverage/bareness on the top so you know they gal who can wear both.

    anyways...that's my 2 cents.

  3. PS: remember late 70s/early 80s is still vintage though i forget that sometimes. so yes it would be vintage if that is the case : )
  4. fuzzylizzie

    fuzzylizzie Alumni

    It looks very late 70s to me too. This embroidery and netting combination was popular a year or 2 after I got married (which was in '77). I thought it was so cool them, and it still has a fresh look to it. And yes, I would keep them together.

  5. bartondoll

    bartondoll Guest

    Another vote for late 70s. As for splitting them, I think I might do as you suggest - the jacket and jumpsuit
    together and the dress separately. Does Ebay allow you to mention that you have the other piece listed?

  6. Jonathan

    Jonathan Trade Member

    I vote for keeping the set together, although I like the jumpsuit a LOT better than the dress... but that's just me because its more era specific.
    And, I also vote for 1979. It looks identical to an outfit a girl friend in school bought when we had our senior class trip to LA in APril of 1979.
  7. elsewhere

    elsewhere Guest

    Thanks all--
    I had this set to launch last night and SpareDollar had some sort of major snafu.
    I lost 5 auctions into thin air and have to do it all over again.
    Fortunately, I have each auction template saved on my computer.

    But-- I did notice that the flowers on the dress & jacket are pink & purple-- while the jumpsuit is pink & blue, although still almost identical. So.. I'm just going to keep them toether, I think ;-)
  8. schoolsgirl

    schoolsgirl Registered Guest

    Hey Kristine, just wanted to give you a heads up because this set is very gypsy hippie bohemian attractive :)
  9. elsewhere

    elsewhere Guest

    ohhhh bohemian. I like that :)
    Thanks Liz!

  10. Leisa

    Leisa Registered Guest


    These were extra popular & quite pricey in tourist trap towns in the late 70's. A lot of them sold at dockside boutiques, the beach towns, etc. Even Vegas, Baby!

    So ya may wanna add cruis' and or beach to yer auction somewhere.

    I always wanted one of the back then. I've had a few of the tops (thrifted, of course), but now I'm over them.

    And yup - it's plenty bohemian. ;)
  11. elsewhere

    elsewhere Guest

    Thanks for the suggestions, Leisa-
    I'd make some changes, but it already has a bid!


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