zig zag waist dress

Discussion in 'PUBLIC Vintage Fashion Q & A' started by Pinkcoke, Jul 12, 2011.

  1. Pinkcoke

    Pinkcoke Alumni

    looking to date this so I can add the label to the resource I'm guessing late 70's or 80's (the dress style seems earlier but the leopard print pattern is putting it much later to me...) my sister has another dress with this sort of zig zag waist so I would like to know when it was used.


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  2. Circa Vintage

    Circa Vintage Alumni +

    Are they shoulder pads I see? In which case, can you describe them or - better yet - show a pic? Thank you.

    Nicole
     
  3. Pinkcoke

    Pinkcoke Alumni

    Sure, here it is , it's sewn one end at the shoulder and attached with a crocheted/plaited loop the other.

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  4. Circa Vintage

    Circa Vintage Alumni +

    Thank you: I think your dress is early into the '80s although I can't recall that actual silhouette being in vogue at the time.

    Nicole
     
  5. Pinkcoke

    Pinkcoke Alumni

    thanks Nicole.
     
  6. themerchantsofvintage

    themerchantsofvintage Administrator Staff Member

    The waist looks dropped to me. If so, I would say it is more mid to late 80s.
     
  7. Pinkcoke

    Pinkcoke Alumni

    I wouldn't say it's as low as it looks, my model is smaller than the dress, mostly it's hanging by the shoulder pads, so would be higher on the right size person.
     
  8. themerchantsofvintage

    themerchantsofvintage Administrator Staff Member

    Perhaps measure from the inside shoulder seam to the highest point of a zig - that will be a more accurate indicator.
     
  9. vintagebaubles

    vintagebaubles Trade Member

    Cute dress! I'm with Deborah on this for dating, even if the waist isn't quite dropped.... I'd go late 80s.
     

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