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80s - purple maroon/mauve chiffon short party dress, summer dress (small, XS)

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This dress wears like a dream!

Sheer, floaty purple maroon chiffon over cream-yellow under-slip creating a shimmering, multi-colour effect.


- Vintage 1980s, reminiscent of 50s style
- Gathered front bodice detail
- Smocked elastic back for perfect fitting
- Frilled short above-knee skirt


No size indication on dress. Feels like a Size Small.
Please check the following actual measurements taken of the garment.
Best to compare the measurements to a dress you already own.

(Dress is a pull-on with smocked elastic back.)
-Bust: 28" (relaxed) - 36" (stretched), recommended for 31" - 34"
-Waist: 25" (relaxed) - 32" (stretched), recommend fro 25" - 29"
-Hip: Free
-Bodice length including strap: 13 1/2"
-Skirt length: 19 1/2"
-Skirt circumference: 44"
-Complete length (including strap): 33"

Model is 5'6" 1/2 (169cm), 32-24-35 and dress fits well.

- CONDITION: Excellent!
No flaws, stains or visible repairs. Elastics on the back are strong.
(There is a slight pull on the fabric of the under-slip in the front near hem, measuring 2", not noticeable and not seen when worn as it is the under layer; please see Picture 5.)

- LABEL: No tag on dress. Likely to be a custom-made piece.

- MATERIAL: Polyester over-layer and polyester knit under-slip.

- COLOUR: Deep purple maroon sheer over-layer, cream-yellow solid non-sheer under-slip.

- CARE: Hand-wash recommended.

<Cleaned and ready to wear!>

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80s - purple maroon/mauve chiffon short party dress, summer dress (small, XS)


  • Vintage item from the 1980s
  • Materials: polyester, polyester knit, chiffon, polyester chiffon
  • Ships worldwide from Ireland
  • Feedback: 122 reviews
  • Favorited by: 34 people