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The cows will have come home, slept and gone back out to pasture before you return to your pad in this 1990s vintage Betsey Johnson silver sequin mini dress. Its A-line/tent dress shape and sleeveless tank-top style make it flirty, swingy and extremely comfortable – perfect for dancing the night (and morning) away! Semi-reflective silver “sequins/paillettes” adhere to a silvery lurex-like slightly stretchy fabric with black “binding” trim along neckline and armholes. Note that the “sequins/paillettes” are not the traditional plastic or metal type, but rather a type that are self-adhesive almost mylar-ish (please see photos).
• Pull on style – no closure “hardware”
• There are some sequins missing, but the metallic silvery fabric underneath makes this much less noticeable
• A-line/tent-ish shape allows for a range of waist/hip sizes (not to mention comfort!)– but please see measurements below
• Also fabulous as a swimsuit/beach cover-up (very oo-la-la St Tropez)
• Wear over jeans as a tunic (with or without a T or turtleneck underneath)

Vintage: 1990s

Designer/Label/Maker: Betsey Johnson (for more info on this designer, see below)

Material/s: Nylon (85%); Polyester (15%)

Care Tag: Dry clean only

Measurements (all taken with item laid flat, unless otherwise noted – so bust, waist, hips should be doubled to get size in more “normal terms”):

Size as Labeled: 6
Fits like Modern Size (estimated): S/M
Bust (bottom of armhole to bottom of armhole): 16”
Waist (at 9" from armpit): 18”
Hips (at 15" from armpit): 21”
Top of garment to bottom of garment (top of shoulder seam to bottom): 32”
Skirt Sweep/Width at bottom: 23”

Condition: This garment is in VERY GOOD vintage condition with no rips, odors, stains or holes. There are palettes missing particularly under arms and on upper back (please see last photo). CattWalk's Condition Standards are the same as those used by the Vintage Fashion Guild (see Shop Policies for more on these)

Catt’s Me-yow! – This Would Look Fabulous With:
o Silver, gold, white or black go-go boots and fishnets
o CattWalk’s vintage Whiting & Davis art deco enameled metal mesh “Zelda” handbag
o CattWalk’s vintage pop art spring swing coat
o Also fabulous as a swimsuit/beach cover-up

Gift Wrapping: Gift wrapping is available for most items shipping within the U.S. for a cost of $5.00. Please convo me to request gift wrapping and to let me know what you’d like the gift card to read. Please also let me know if there is a date by which a gift needs to arrive for the lucky recipient.

Please read all Shop Policy info before purchasing items.

Please keep in mind that vintage clothing is, by definition, old. It has most likely been worn before, and it may have signs of wear. I do my best to note any flaws if they exist. Also remember that sizing changes – what used to be considered (and marked) a size 12 may now be more in line with what we think of as a size 6. For this reason, measurements are given for all garments. If you have any questions, please ask before you buy.

All items are offered and sold in "AS IS" condition. All items are measured carefully to ensure accuracy of fit, and all flaws are described so the buyer can make an informed purchase. Please ask any questions you may have on size, condition or any other item aspect prior to placing your order.

More on the Designer: Betsey Johnson (b. 1942) was given a design job at the new Paraphernalia boutique during her stint as guest editor at Mademoiselle magazine in 1965. There she was an important part of the "Youthquake" movement in fashion. In 1969 she, along with two friends, started their own boutique - Betsey, Bunky and Nini. From there Johnson wore a variety of design hats: Alley Cat from 1970 to 1974, Butterick patterns from 1971 to the late 1970s, Tric-Trac by Betsey Johnson from 1974 to 1976, and Star Ferry by Betsey Johnson from 1975 to 1977. Finally, in 1978, she formed her own company, Betsey Johnson, Inc., which she still operates today. One word that has always been used to describe the Betsey Johnson look is "young." Her clothes are fun and flirty, colorful and alive. (primary source: vintagefashionguild.org)