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Bright & comfy, this early-1970's Lane Bryant dress started out its life as a plain, boxy shift dress, so I altered it to be more flattering & wear-able on its own, 'cus some days I just don't want to *have to* wear a belt with a dress so that it will look half-way decent, you know?. (Don't worry, I've got crazy-good dressmaker skills: see my handmade shop over here = )

Dress details:
• V-neck, accented with loooong front ties that use the border-print fabulously
• button-front placket (also cut to use the border-print) to below the waist, with the original red plastic buttons. (Added bonus, the border-print creates a long, vertical line that "centers" the body, visually, making for a taller, slimmer look.)
• bracelet-length sleeves
• added fish-eye shaping darts create a waist (2 pairs each on front and back). (These are un-cut so they can be altered or removed if more room is needed through the waist or bust.)
• hidden bottom hem (2" deep)

LABEL = "Lane Bryant" label at back neck facing (1970's style of this label)

FABRIC & COLOR = fabric is a knit nylon (jersey weight) with plenty of stretch (see measurements below). True colors are a red-red, golden yellow, tan, and white.

CONDITION = excellent. No weak seams, holes, frays, fading, stains, pilling, or odors. Comes to you clean & ready to wear.

MEASUREMENTS (fabric has quite a bit of stretch, so measurements below are given "flat" = not stretched at all; "stetched" = my guess as to a comfortable size for wearing; & "max" = most it will stretch):
• Bust = 45 inches around flat, 50 inches stretched, 55 inches max
• Waist = 40 inches around flat, 45 inches stretched, 50 inches max
• Hips (8" below waist) = 50 inches around flat, 55 stretched, 60 inches max
• Length = 41 inches neckline to bottom edge at center back
• Sleeves = 19 inches long (from shoulder seam), 13 inches around bottom edges

Please send me a convo. if you'd like more information, measurements, or pictures and I'll happily oblige. For more details on how to take your measurements, how I ship purchases, and other fun topics, please see the shop's Policy page here:

50B-45W-55H, plus size dress, 1970's red gold paisley nylon knit, Lane Bryant


  • Vintage item from the 1960s
  • Feedback: 76 reviews
  • Ships worldwide from Washington, United States